A 29-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Hemet.

Kelvin Smith of Hemet was arrested Tuesday after deputies received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at 5:58 a.m. in the 26400 block of Columbia Street, according to Sgt. Ben Ramirez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies arrived to find the victim, 35-year-old Gabriel Lozano, suffering from a gunshot wound outside the residence. Lozano was taken to a nearby hospital where he underwent emergency surgery but died from his wounds.

Smith was later identified as the suspect by authorities, who arrested him at around 6 p.m. in the 1200 block of North State Street, according to Ramirez.

He was booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of murder, where he remains held.

Jail records did not indicate bail or when Smith is scheduled to make his initial court appearance.

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