A 39-year-old convicted felon accused of fatally shooting a Moreno Valley man during a domestic dispute was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses.
Rashema Noel Hardgrove of Moreno Valley was arrested Monday immediately after the shooting at a house in the 25800 block of Calle Agua, near Lasselle Street.
Along with murder, Hardgrove is charged with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. She’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and was slated to make her initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Carroll, about 1 a.m. Monday, Hardgrove and the victim, whose identity was expected to be released by coroner’s officials later Wednesday, were involved in an unspecified confrontation, culminating in the defendant allegedly pulling a handgun and shooting the man.
Witnesses called 911, and when patrol deputies reached the residence, they discovered the victim dead from a gunshot to the upper body, Carroll said.
He said Hardgrove was arrested without incident at the scene.
A possible motive for the shooting was not disclosed, nor was there any confirmation of the relationship between the defendant and victim.
Court records show that Hardgrove has prior convictions for possession of controlled substances for sale, child endangerment and intimidation of a business while loitering.
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