News headline from the Riverside Police Department:
On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police received calls for shots being fired at an apartment complex in the 5300 block of Canyon Crest. Patrol officers arrived at the location and located two victims, in separate apartments, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Both victims were transported to a local area hospital where one victim died from his wounds and the other victim was treated and released.
Detectives from the Riverside Police Department Robbery Homicide Unit and personnel from the Forensic Evidence Unit responded to the location. Based on preliminary investigation it is believed the suspect, Daniel John Jones, 44, of Chino Hills, was visiting an acquaintance at the complex.
Jones, for reasons unknown, entered one victims apartment and shot that victim for no apparent reason. Jones then went to a landing between apartment buildings and, for no apparent reason, shot the second victim.
Jones fled the location in his personal vehicle and was involved in a minor traffic collision on the 215 freeway near University Avenue. He pulled over on the off ramp and while stopped another subject stopped to assist him. This person believed Jones was intoxicated and demanded Jones’ keys.
Jones produced two handguns and pointed them at this subject who ran from the location. Another person stopped to assist and when exiting his vehicle saw that Jones had two guns. This subject ran to the rear of his vehicle and Jones fired one of the handguns striking the windshield.
One subject fled down the freeway embankment toward University Avenue and Jones fired an additional round at this subject. Neither of these victims was struck by gunfire.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Riverside Police Department responded to the freeway location and arrested Jones. Jones was booked into the Riverside County Jail for one count of murder, and three counts of attempt murder.
The Riverside County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim after next of kin have been notified.
The Riverside Police Department is asking anyone with information on this incident
to contact Detective Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135 or Detective Rick Wheeler at (951)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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