Two More Suspects Arrested in La Cresta Homicide

City News Service Pristine Villarreal

LA CRESTA (CNS) – Two more of three suspects were in custody in connection with the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in La Cresta, a community west of Murrieta, authorities said Sunday.

They were identified as 37-year-old Enrique Rojas of Murrieta and 23- year-old Richard Smith of Hemet, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez.

The arrests occurred Friday, Ramirez said. Rojas was arrested about 4:20 a.m. in front of his home and Smith was arrested about 1:20 p.m. during a traffic stop in Hemet. Both were booked for suspicion of murder.

On Feb. 26, at about 6:20 p.m., Andrew Cisneros was found suffering from gunshot wounds at a residence in the 38000 block of Via Majorca in La Cresta, Ramirez said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suspect Jose Daniel Aguilar, 29, of Orange was arrested on March 5 during a traffic stop in Moreno Valley, he said.

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