One of two men suspected of gunning down a 20-year-old Perris resident during a robbery last month was being held without bail Wednesday.
Tyler Nathaniel Washington, 20, was arrested Monday night and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of murder and robbery in the April 8 slaying of Anthony Young.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez, Washington was identified as one of the alleged gunmen after investigators posted information regarding the killing on social media, generating “numerous tips.”
Young was shot to death about 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Perris Boulevard, near Citrus Avenue. Sheriff’s detectives were able to procure security surveillance video camera images showing the two suspects before, during and after the deadly attack.
Video showed the assailants stopping in a shopping center parking lot where Young was standing and confronting him. During the robbery, the victim was shot in the upper body, after which the duo fled in a silver 1998-2000 four-door Lexus GS300 with tinted windows and a sunroof.
Young was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he died a short time later.
Washington’s alleged cohort in the attack was black, of medium height, thin and wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt with white stripes, as well as dark-colored jeans, a black do-rag that covers his head and beige or off-white sneakers, investigators said.
“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to, again, ask for the public’s help in identifying the second suspect,” Ramirez said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.
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