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Published on May 28, 2024
San Diego County Man Fatally Shot in Homeland, Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of MurderSource: Google Street View

A San Diego County man's life was cut short in a fatal shooting that occurred on Neer Street in Homeland, authorities confirmed. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has named Ryan White, 43, as the victim of the violent assault that happened on May 26, around 5:32 p.m.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Homeland resident Benjamin Velez, was detained at the crime scene and later arrested on suspicion of murder. Velez, who also required medical treatment, has been booked into Riverside County Jail, as per the Sheriff's Department's latest update. The investigation is ongoing and, officials are withholding further details at this juncture.

Upon their rapid arrival, deputies found White inside a vehicle with evident gunshot wounds. Despite prompt transportation to a local hospital, White sadly succumbed to his injuries, as reported by the Riverside County Sheriff. The area was quickly secured by law enforcement, with the Central Homicide Unit stepping in to spearhead the ongoing investigation.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department has not commented, on the possible motive behind the shooting or the circumstances leading up to the incident. As the case unfolds, they are urging anyone with knowledge pertinent to the case to come forward and contact Investigator K. Farag of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Tochtrop of the Perris Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1600.