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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Hate Crime Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Dan Ponder

File # G230900067


On March 31, 2023, at 5:55 P.M., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of two males fighting in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Hamner Avenue, Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located one of the males, who stated his wife had been struck by the suspect’s vehicle and fled the scene. Further investigation revealed an unidentified white male adult used racial slurs toward the victim and her family. The victim exited her vehicle to address what was being said, at which point the suspect continued to use racial slurs and threatened to assault the victim. The suspect struck the victim with his vehicle, and the victim’s husband exited their vehicle and struck the suspect in defense of his wife. The suspect fled from the area in a silver older model four-door vehicle on Hamner Avenue.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her lower legs and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Deputies and Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Norco Sheriff Station at (951) 270-5673, or Investigator Ryan Morgan at (951) 955-2600.

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