A man was arrested Monday in Moreno Valley and accused of felony murder with malice in connection with the shooting death of his brother, a sheriff's sergeant said Tuesday.
Deputies with the Moreno Valley Police Department responded at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 16 to a residence in the 26200 block of Le Mans Drive for a reported assault with a deadly weapon, Sgt. Todd Torrenti of the sheriff's Central Homicide Unit said in a statement.
"Officers arrived within minutes and
located a 28-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds," Torrenti said. "Medical
personnel were summoned to the scene, but unfortunately the victim
succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene."
The man who was fatally shot was identified as Michael Haynes, a 28-year-old resident of Moreno Valley, Torrenti said.
About 6 p.m. Monday, homicide detectives located and arrested a suspect, identified as Steven Haynes, 26, also of Moreno Valley, who is the younger brother of the victim, Torrenti said.
"During the investigation, Steven Haynes was seen driving his vehicle near the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Bay Avenue in the city of Moreno Valley," Torrenti said.
Haynes was taken into custody and booked at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of felony homicide with malice, according to inmate records.
Steven Haynes was held Tuesday in Riverside without bail. He has a court date Sept. 19 in downtown Riverside.
Anyone with more info was urged to call Investigator Cole of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Detective Adams of the
Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6700.