Felony charges are expected to be filed Friday against a 21-year-old man suspected of fatally beating his father in the victim’s Riverside home.
Jair Armando Vazquez was arrested and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta Tuesday night on suspicion of murder and robbery. He was being held on $1 million bail.
According to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback, about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vazquez was involved in an unspecified confrontation with his dad, 62-year-old Armando Vazquez, at the victim’s residence, in the 8600 block of Arlington Avenue, near Lake Street.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the victim’s son … physically assaulted his father, then fled in the victim’s vehicle,” Railsback said.
He said the suspect’s mother, whose identity was not disclosed, returned home to find her husband bleeding and unconscious on the living room floor. Paramedics arrived within a few minutes and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Railsback said homicide detectives quickly identified Jair Vazquez as the alleged assailant and uncovered information indicating he was in Newport Beach. Police in the coastal city were requested to assist, and located Vazquez about 9 that night on Coronado Street, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Background details on Vazquez were not available.
Anyone with information relevant to the investigation was asked to call detectives at 951-353-7121.
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