A 42-year-old man was fatally shot at a Moreno Valley motel and his alleged attacker was at large Wednesday, with authorities warning he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Chad James Green, 41, of Riverside, is suspected of gunning down James Black of Lake Elsinore about 7 p.m. Tuesday at a lodge in the 24000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard, just south of the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Rick Espinoza said deputies were summoned to the location to investigate a firearm assault and found Black critically wounded from a gunshot to the upper body. The victim was taken to nearby Riverside University Medical Center, where he died a short time later.
According to published reports, Black was a bail bondsman, but he was not working at the time of the shooting.
A possible motive was not disclosed.
Within hours, detectives identified Green as the alleged perpetrator, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, Espinoza said.
The suspect’s whereabouts are unknown.
“Green should be considered as armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” the sergeant said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.