A man allegedly shot his sister, and a week after someone dumped the dying woman off at a hospital in Riverside County, the brother was arrested at a house in the San Gabriel Valley, police said Saturday.
Josefina Esqueda, 24, of Hemet was dropped off at the Hemet Valley Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her head at about 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 6, Hemet police said. Whomever dropped her off left the hospital before officers arrived, said Hemet Police Lt. Eddie Pust.
The critically-wounded woman was quickly transferred to Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, and placed on life support. But she died Monday, according to Hemet police.
There was no word from police about a possible motive for the killing of the sister.
Police tracked the shooting location to a residence in the 300 block of North Franklin Street in Hemet, 30 miles southeast of Riverside. Evidence led them to identify the suspected shooter as her brother, Alfredo Esqueda, 26, of Hemet, according to Pust.
Shortly after 10 a.m Friday, Hemet police and the Riverside County Gang Impact Team tracked the brother to a house 70 miles away, in the 16000 block of Maplegrove Street in La Puente, where he was arrested, police said.
He was booked with one count of suspected murder into Riverside County’s Southwest Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
—City News Service