Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chauncey Crowder arrested on murder charges

Posted by CotoBlogzz
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 6:41pm, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department (MVPD)  responded to a shooting at a residence on the 23000 block of Bay Avenue, Moreno Valley. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD,) the first officer arrived on scene within two minutes of receiving the call and found one male victim in the residence with gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased after lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, officers on Bay Avenue obtained a physical description of a Black male adult in his 30s who fled the residence on foot. During their search of the neighborhood, a subject matching his description was seen on the 23000 Block of Dome Street and detained. He was positively identified by witnesses as the suspect. 

A handgun believed to be the weapon used was found a short distant away from the shooting on Bay Avenue.

Investigators from the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation which led to the arrest of 38-year-old, Chauncey Crowder for murder. He was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center where he is currently held on $1,000,000 bail. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to family. Neither the victim nor the suspect in this incident resided on Bay Avenue. Their relationship to the residents and their purpose for being there is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Bishop of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Investigator Marcuse at the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6700. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

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