A second man who was allegedly involved in gunning down a 24-year-old Mead Valley resident at the wheel of his car was behind bars Tuesday.
Allan Melgham Ramirez, 40, of Jurupa Valley was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on Monday night on suspicion of murder in the deadly attack on Jose Emmanuel Zamora of Mead Valley.
Bail information was not immediately available.
On Saturday afternoon, Riverside County sheriff’s detectives arrested 51-year-old Cesar Verduzco Rojas of Mead Valley on suspicion of murder for his alleged involvement in the shooting.
Rojas is being held without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez did not disclose what led investigators to either suspect.
According to Ramirez, at about 4 p.m. Friday, Zamora was sitting in his vehicle in the 22800 block of Rios Avenue, near Seaton Avenue, when he was shot in the upper body.
Witnesses called 911, and patrol deputies and paramedics arrived within a few minutes, finding the victim dead in the driver’s seat.
Central Homicide Unit detectives gathered evidence at the scene and elsewhere that quickly pointed to Rojas as one of the alleged assailants, according to sheriff’s officials.
He was taken into custody without incident at Cajalco and Tyler roads.
Allan Ramirez’s alleged connection to the shooting was uncovered later, and he was taken into custody uneventfully at 42nd Street and Riverview Drive in Jurupa Valley, officials said.
A possible motive for the attack was not disclosed.
No background information was available on either suspect.