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Posted on: August 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Jurupa Valley 
Written Date:August 12, 2021Time:4:30 AM
Incident Date:August 11, 2021Time:5:27 PM
Incident Location:9000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ed Baeza
File Number(s):JV212230149

Erik Darryl Martinez


Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in coordination with investigators from the Central Homicide Unit located the suspect, Eric Darryl Martinez, at a motel on the 10000 block of Sierra Ave., in the city of Fontana. The suspect barricaded himself inside a room and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team was deployed who subsequently took Martinez into custody. No other persons were hurt or injured. The suspect was later booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center.


The suspect in this investigation has been identified as 29 year old, Erik Darryl Martinez. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach and call 911. Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of the suspect should call Inv. Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-892-1605.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.


On August 11, 2021, at 5:27 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station responded to the 9000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley, regarding a possible carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, deputies located one male victim suffering from multiple injuries who was pronounced deceased. The suspect fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene. The Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The victim has not been identified and his identify will be held until next of kin notification is made. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-892-1605 or Investigator Liu at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

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

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