A 19-year-old man accused of gunning down one Jurupa Valley resident and seriously wounding another was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder.
Gael Ian Cazares of Jurupa Valley was arrested Sunday after the alleged attack that killed 22-year-old Manuel Villaman.
In addition to the murder and attempted murder counts, Cazares is charged with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
He was being held on $1 million bail at the Robert Presley Jail and slated to make his initial court appearance Friday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Espinoza, about 10 p.m. Saturday, Cazares was involved in a confrontation with Villaman and another man, identified in court documents only as John Doe, in a house in the 4900 block of Rutile Street, near Birmingham Avenue.
During the encounter, Cazares pulled a handgun and opened fire on the victims, Espinoza said. He then fled and witnesses called 911.
Paramedics and patrol deputies arrived within a few minutes, at which point, Villaman was pronounced dead at the scene, Espinoza said. The other man was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds and was expected to survive.
Detectives quickly identified Cazares as the alleged assailant, and on Sunday evening, he was located and taken into custody without incident on Troth Street in Jurupa Valley, according to sheriff’s officials.
A motive for the attack was not disclosed.
Espinoza has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.