Third Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting in Perris

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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PERRIS (CNS) – A 21-year-old Hemet woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in Perris, the third suspect arrested in the case.

The booking charges for Kassandra Lepe were not available.

Miguel Villegas, 30, and Andrik Avalos-Villasenor, 20, both of Hemet, were arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of murder.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriffs Department’s Perris Station responded at 11:02 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the 300 block of West Seventh Street regarding gunshots heard in the area, Sgt. Ed Baeza said. Upon arrival, they found Rafael Morris of Perris dead from a gunshot wound.

Background information on the suspects was unavailable. The investigation into the killing remains active.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call Investigator Gonzalez of the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

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