A 61-year-old man accused of shooting a woman in a Calimesa mobile home park was charged Wednesday with murder.

Rex Carl Edwards of Calimesa was arrested at the scene of the Saturday night shooting in the Big Oak Gardens Mobile Home Park at 35080 Chandler Ave.

Edwards appeared before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson, who appointed him a public defender and scheduled his arraignment for Thursday morning at the Banning Justice Center. The defendant is being held without bail at the nearby Smith Correctional Facility.

Edwards allegedly gunned down 55-year-old Susan Perez of Calimesa after they got into an argument about 11 p.m. Saturday outside a mobile home, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Wally Clear.

Witnesses called 911 immediately after shots were fired, and deputies arrived moments later, when they discovered Perez dead of multiple gunshot wounds on a roadway inside the park, Clear said, adding that Edwards was taken into custody without incident.

The relationship between the victim and defendant, if any, was not disclosed, nor were any further details regarding the circumstances behind the shooting.

Edwards has no prior documented felony convictions.

–City News Service

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