Woodcrest Shooting Suspect to Stand Trial

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A 23-year-old man accused of shooting two men during a confrontation in Woodcrest and then fleeing south of the border must stand trial on two counts of attempted murder and other charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Bryan Corona of Moreno Valley was arrested in September following a four-month investigation and search.

At the end of a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Randall Stamen found there was sufficient evidence to bound Corona over for trial on the attempted murder counts, as well as a charge of engaging in violent conduct and sentence- enhancing allegation gun and great bodily injury allegations.

The judge scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment for Feb. 23.

The defendant is being held in lieu of $2 million bail at the Robert Presley Jail.

Corona allegedly perpetrated the attack in May in the 17900 block of Van Buren Boulevard, near Gamble Avenue, according to sheriff’s Lt. Steve Favero.

Little information regarding the shooting was released. According to Favero, patrol deputies were sent to the Van Buren Boulevard location shortly before 1 a.m. May 20 to investigate reports of two men down and found the victims, whose identities were not disclosed, suffering from non-life- threatening gunshot wounds.

The men were hospitalized and have since recovered.

A possible motive for the attack was not provided.

Favero said that detectives identified the defendant as the alleged assailant following a weeklong investigation, resulting in the execution of search warrants at properties on Cottonwood Avenue, Ellsworth Street, Nanwood Drive and Rolanda Drive — all in Moreno Valley.

Corona was not located, but “numerous items of evidence were recovered,” the lieutenant said.

The defendant was apprehended in mid September near Guadalajara, Mexico. He was turned over to federal agents for extradition and was booked into the downtown Riverside jail on Sept. 20.

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