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Man charged with fatal shooting outside Perris shopping center

 

Last updated 5/24/2018 at 4:48pm



A man accused of gunning down a 20-year-old Perris resident during a robbery in a shopping center parking lot was charged today with murder and other offenses.

Tyler Nathaniel Washington, 20, was arrested Monday night following a six-week investigation by homicide detectives with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Along with the murder count, Washington is charged with robbery and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. He's being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and is slated to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

According to sheriff's Sgt. Ben Ramirez, the defendant was identified as one of the alleged gunmen who attacked Anthony Young after investigators posted information regarding the shooting to social media, generating numerous

tips.

Young was gunned down about 7 p.m. on April 8 in the 2000 block of North Perris Boulevard, near Citrus Avenue. Sheriff's detectives were able to procure surveillance camera images showing the two assailants before, during

and after the deadly attack.

Video recorded the men stopping in the shopping center parking lot where Young is standing and confronting him. During the robbery, the victim is shot in the upper body, after which the duo flee in a silver 1998-2000 four-

door Lexus GS300 with tinted windows and a sunroof.

Young was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he died a short time later.

Washington's alleged cohort in the attack was of medium height, thin and wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt with white stripes, as well as dark-colored jeans, a black do-rag over his head and beige or off-white sneakers, investigators said.

Ramirez said the sheriff's department is seeking "the public's help in identifying the second suspect.'' Anyone with information was asked to call the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

Washington has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.

 

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