Homicide

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Update:

During the course of this investigation, Christopher Baker, 36 years of Woodcrest, was identified as a suspect. Baker had been arrested for a felony warrany unrelated to this case on November 10, 2021, and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center. November 11, 2021, Baker was also arrested for murder. This investigation remains open and no further details will be released at this time.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Letterly at (951) 955-2777, or Perris Sheriff Station Investigator DiMattia at (951) 210-1000

Details:

On October 8, 2021, at about 7:06 p.m., deputies assigned to the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 19600 block of Seaton Ave., Mead Valley. Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim on the property suffering from a gunshot wound. Shortly after, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The area was secured as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation.

Christopher Baker

The victim was identified as Robert Toy, 46 years of Mead Valley. 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 DeMattia at the Perris Sheriff Station at 951-210-1000 or Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

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

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

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