One Dead and One Injured from Gunshots in Menifee Last Sunday

Last Sunday, July 17, 2011, at about 11:15 p.m., officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to a reported assault with a deadly w...

Last Sunday, July 17, 2011, at about 11:15 p.m., officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to a reported assault with a deadly weapon in the 31300 block of Melvin Street, Menifee.

Upon their arrival they found two subjects suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. A 68 year old adult male was declared deceased at the scene and an adult female was injured. The officers immediately provided emergency medical aid at the scene and summoned Cal-Fire and American Medical Response ambulance service. The injured female was transported to a local hospital and is receiving treatment for what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators from the Menifee Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is still ongoing. The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Menifee Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department would like to encourage anyone having information regarding the incident to contact Investigator Sam Flores with Menifee Police Department at 951.210.1000 or Investigator James Campos with the Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 951.955.1700. You can also make an anonymous tip by calling the Sheriff's Homicide Tip Line at 951.955.2777

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