Armed, dangerous attempted murder suspect wanted in Southern California

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Authorities in Riverside County are searching for a 30-year-old man wanted for attempted murder after he fired on a deputy sheriff during an attempted traffic stop last week.  

The suspect, identified as Martin Perez Jr., sped away from a motor deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office just after 6 p.m. on Wineville and Limonite avenues in the Jurupa Valley, according to a RCSO news release.  

Perez then turned onto a dirt access road adjacent to 68th Street, west of Pats Ranch Road, where he fired at the deputy who was in pursuit.  

Martin Perez Jr., 30, seen here in two undated photos, is considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement. (RCSO)

During the chase, Perez drove into dense foliage near the Jurupa Valley Santa Ana River bottom, abandoned his vehicle and fled in an unknown direction, authorities said.  

The deputy was not injured during the incident.  

Perez, who should be considered armed and dangerous, is described a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weight around 260 pounds with brown hair and eyes. His last known address is in San Bernardino County.  

Jurupa Valley Station Sheriff’s investigators are asking anyone with information on the 30-year-old’s whereabouts or information that would assist in locating and arresting him to contact detectives at 951-955-2654.  

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.