A 29-year-old man suspected of killing a Jurupa Valley driver during a possible carjacking was being held without bail Monday.

Erik Darryl Martinez was arrested Saturday following a standoff with law enforcement officers and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of murder, ending a nearly three-day manhunt.

According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ed Baeza, about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Martinez allegedly confronted the victim, whose name has not been released at the request of investigators, at his vehicle in the 9000 block of Mission Boulevard, near Avon Street.

Baeza alleged that the suspect pulled a weapon — the type was not disclosed — and assaulted the motorist, inflicting “multiple injuries.”

Witnesses called 911, and Martinez allegedly fled. Paramedics arrived within a few minutes and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Detectives identified the suspect as the alleged assailant the same day and requested the public’s assistance to find him.

On Saturday morning, investigators tracked Martinez to a motel in the 1000 block of Sierra Avenue in Fontana. Baeza said the suspect barricaded himself in his room when deputies appeared, culminating in SWAT members forcibly entering the location and taking him into custody.

No one was injured.

Background information on Martinez was not available.

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