Two men suspected of gunning down a 61-year-old man in Nuevo were behind bars Thursday.
Isaiah Ralph Lugo, 23, and Charles Richard Trevino, 24, were both arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder at the Byrd Detention Detection Center in Murrieta, where each is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez, the pair allegedly attacked Abdallah Abushawish of San Jacinto outside a business in the 29600 block of Nuevo Road, near Reservoir Avenue, about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.
The circumstances and a possible motive were not disclosed, but according to Ramirez, the victim was shot multiple times.
Witnesses called 911, and deputies converged on the location within a few minutes and found Abushawish gravely wounded, with no sign of the suspects, the sergeant said.
The victim was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he died a short time later.
Deputies obtained a description of the vehicle that the suspects fled in, as well as other details, and less than two hours later, the men were spotted driving through the intersection of Creekwood Court and Mildred Street, where they were stopped and taken into custody without incident, according to Ramirez.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.
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