A 24-year-old Idyllwild man suspected of fatally shooting his father during a confrontation at the victim’s home was being held without bail Friday.
Adrian David Denava Jr. was arrested Thursday and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of murder.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche, the alleged attack happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 53000 block of Country Club Drive, on the west end of the mountain community.
Brosche alleged that the suspect and his father, 50-year-old Adrian Denava Sr., got into a dispute — the nature of which was unknown — and the younger man allegedly pulled a gun and shot the victim in the upper body.
Witnesses called 911, and Denava Sr. was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The victim’s son was quickly identified as the alleged shooter, and deputies initiated a search, taking the suspect into custody without a struggle the following morning not far from the residence, according to Brosche.