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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Attempt Murder



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempt Murder
Station Area:Banning
Written Date:October 15, 2020Time:8:00 PM
Incident Date:October 15, 2020Time:5:50 PM
Incident Location:2500 block West Ramsey Street, Banning
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Bennett, Region 2 Gang Task Force Commander
File Number(s):20-2275


Jahmal Davis

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Banning Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance call at a Barber Shop located in the 2500 block of West Ramsey Street in the City of Banning. The reporting party and later determined to be the victim, called 9-1-1 and stated he had been assaulted and needed medical assistance.  

Within minutes, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Region 2 Gang Task Force arrived on scene and took primary in the investigation.  It was discovered that the victim, who will not be identified at this time, was approached by a male suspect in the Barber Shop. The suspect, later identified as Jahmal Davis, a 32 year old resident of the City of Long Beach, attacked the victim and a physical altercation occurred.  During the physical altercation, Davis began choking the victim and the victim became unconscious.  A bystander intervened and attempted to stop Davis from choking the victim. After a brief struggle, the bystander was able to pull Davis away from the victim; however, the bystander was also assaulted by Davis.  Davis then stole several items from the victim by force and left the location on foot.  The victim was able to regain consciousness and was able to call 9-1-1. The victim was able to provide Gang Task Force Officers with a description of the suspect.  

Gang Task Force Officers along with the assistance of Banning Police Department conducted an area check and located Davis in the 3200 block of West Ramsey Street. Davis was positively identified and placed under arrest. A records check of Davis also confirmed he is a convicted felon who is currently out on Post Release Community Supervision. 

Davis was later booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for the following charges;  

  • Attempt Murder
  • Robbery 
  • Violation of Probation

The Region 2 Gang Task Force is one of seven teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 2 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Bennett from the Region 2 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at 951-849-1511.    

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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