Hemet, Calif. — On Saturday, April 1, 2023, at approximately 10:56 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call of gunshots heard in the 1800 block of W. Devonshire Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult victim suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to their injuries. The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of their family.
The Hemet Police Department’s investigation has led to the arrest of 56-year-old Ronnie Harper of Hemet on Wednesday, April 5, for Homicide.
This is still an active homicide investigation and is being handled by the Hemet Police Department’s Investigations Bureau. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Brian Wood at (951) 765-2497 or provide anonymous information through the Hemet Police Department’s smartphone app, available for free in Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are always accepted.