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A man was fatally shot by a motorist when the victim hurled a rock through the window of a vehicle parked in Jurupa Valley.

Officer Dan Olivas said the shooter, whose identity was not released, was sitting in his sedan at a Park & Ride location north of the Pomona (60) Freeway when a man and woman approached, walking toward the driver’s side of his car.

“For reasons still under investigation, the male threw a large boulder through the driver’s side window toward the vehicle occupant,” Olivas said. “The man inside was armed with a handgun and fired several shots at the male, striking him.”

The woman was not hit by the gunfire and fled the scene, according to Olivas.

He said the alleged rock thrower, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The motorist, who was not hurt, remained at the location and was detained without incident. As of noon, he was being interviewed by investigators, Olivas said.

The woman was found and detained for questioning, as well, but there was no word on an impending arrest.

The shooting happened about 12:40 a.m. Friday on Mission Boulevard, just west of Etiwanda Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the CHP Inland Division at (909) 806-2400.

–City News Service

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