Specialized Detectives investigate a homicide at a Butterfield Ranch Rd. apt. complex; suspect found deceased
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:58 a.m.
INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation
LOCATION: 16301 Butterfield Ranch Rd., Chino Hills
SUSPECT: Name withheld pending family notification – 26-year-old male
VICTIM(S): 29-year-old female
On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 12:58 a.m. deputies were called to the apartment regarding a possible home invasion robbery. When deputies arrived, they contacted the victims outside the apartment and both were suffering apparent knife wounds. The suspect was inside the apartment and was not responding to deputies orders to exit. Deputies requested a SWAT response, as the suspect appeared to be barricaded inside. Several hours later, SWAT officers entered the apartment and found the suspect deceased. Homicide Investigators were requested to conduct the investigation.
Homicide Investigators contacted the victims at the hospital and have determined the victims were in their apartment when a friend arrived at the door. Moments after arriving, the friend (suspect) produced a handgun and demanded a large amount of cash from the victims. The female victim armed herself with a knife, while the male victim fought with the suspect to disarm him. A struggle ensued inside the apartment until the victims were able to escape and call police.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the suspects cause of death. The suspects name will be withheld until family notification can be made.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Jerry Moreno at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Jerry Moreno or Sergeant Jerry Davenport
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909)387-3589
Case No. DR#221802420 H#2018-066