CHPD Investigate Homicide In Butterfield Ranch

Staff Reports

Chino Hills, CA –Chino Hills Police Department is investigating a homicide at an apartment complex which is now described as a possible home invasion robbery. The incident took place at 1 am Saturday.

Deputies were called to the apartment complex regarding a possible home invasion robbery Saturday July 28, 2018, at 12:58 am. 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, turning the visit into a home invasion robbery. 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 When calling refer to case No. DR#221802420 H#2018-066.