A 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a motorist parked on a Riverside street was behind bars Friday.
The suspect, whose identity was not disclosed because of his age, was arrested Thursday following a nearly month-long investigation by the Riverside Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit.
Police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback said the boy was booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall on suspicion of murder. The case is now under review by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
About 5:30 p.m. on June 12, 18-year-old Angel Lopez of Jurupa Valley was parked on Jacaranda Street, south of Evans Street, when he was shot while sitting behind the wheel of his car, according to Railsback.
“He was able to drive away from the immediate area, where he flagged down a passerby at the intersection of Washington Street and Marguerita Avenue,” the police spokesman said. “He was taken to a local hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.”
A possible motive for the shooting was not provided, and Railsback did not specify how detectives ultimately identified the teenager as the alleged shooter.
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