Hemet – Two suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of a 77-year-old man, following the serving of search warrants after a vehicle was sighted that was believed to be connected with previous similar occurrences.
Once the police had stopped the suspect vehicle in San Jacinto and questioned the occupants on Tuesday, they were able to serve the search warrants at locations in San Jacinto and Hemet. These were the sites where the two men, 24-year-old Kelvin L. Red Jr., and 19-year-old Tiaki A. Mosley, were subsequently arrested.
On Saturday, Red and Mosley are accused of entering the San Jacinto home of Victor Prinque in the 2800 block of West Fruitvale Avenue, where the two suspects allegedly shot Prinque in his garage, while his wife was in the kitchen putting away groceries. The couple had just returned home from the store.
Prinque’s wife rushed to the garage to find her husband suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers arrived around 9:15 pm, and Prinque was rushed to the hospital shortly after, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities believe that due to the similar nature of this incident to previous ones, Red and Mosley had originally entered the home in an attempted robbery. Their notions were proven correct when they were able to arrest the men after identifying them in connection with the vehicle that matched the description from two other burglaries.
Unfortunately, no there are no witnesses of the incident.
The two suspects were booked on suspicion of murder with a $1 million bail.
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