By Diana Sanchez
Eastvale – On Nov. 24, an Eastvale woman was shot and found deceased in the roadway of Jasper Loop, north of Aspen Leaf Lane. The woman was later identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale. The Eastvale Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any additional information regarding the shooting.
The incident occurred at around 8:08 pm on Saturday evening, when nearby residents reported that they heard “shots being fired” in the 1300 block of Jasper Loop. Eastvale Police Officers were dispatched to the location. When Police officials arrived, Lopez was found in the middle of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unknown at this time if Lopez lived near the residence where she was shot.
“One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting,” said Sergeant Walter Mendez in a news release. “But no further information is available at this time,” Mendez added.
After the incident occurred, several members of the community turned to social media group pages asking what happened and what the suspect looked like. The posts caused a lot of speculation of what could have led to the shooting. However, out of respect for the family, many administrators of the social media sites deleted or addressed comments that contained unconfirmed information. A family member of Lopez even commented on a post stating that the incident was not a result of domestic violence. All parties reiterated that the incident is under investigation and information regarding the suspect’s appearance will be released when available.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation, according to Mendez. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529. An anonymous tip can also be submitted using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/. This investigation incident number is EV183280060.