Two Suspects in Perris Shooting Arrested

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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Perris Shooting

PERRIS (CNS) – Two suspects in a shooting in Perris have been arrested, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.

John Paul Hernandez, 37, of Perris was identified as the suspect in the March 20 shooting by Perris Sheriff’s Station investigators and the Robbery Burglary Suppression Team, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Dave Tinker.

Investigators located Hernandez around 1:20 a.m. Thursday and detained him near Second and A streets in Perris, Tinker said.

Members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau executed a search warrant in the 400 block of West Third Street with the assistance of the Perris Gang Task Force and Robbery Burglary Suppression Team personnel and discovered evidentiary objects related to the shooting, Tinker said.

Additional investigation by the Robbery Burglary Suppression Team implicated a second suspect, 21-year-old Perris resident Chayanne Guzman, Tinker said.

Guzman was located around 12:40 p.m. Thursday near Ellis Avenue and Highway 74 in Good Hope, Tinker said.

Both Hernandez and Guzman were arrested and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder, Tinker said.

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. on March 20 in the 500 block of North Perris Boulevard, Tinker said.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the gunshot wound, was taken to a hospital for treatment, Tinker said.

Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to call RBST Investigator Rooker at 951-776-1099 or the Perris Sheriff’s Station at 951-210- 1000.

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