Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez

File # G231680035


The victim in this case was identified as Gabriel Diaz, 40-year-old resident of Norco. During the course of the investigation, several witnesses were interviewed and the scene was processed for evidence. The homicide occurred at Diaz’ residence. Investigators identified the suspect as Jaziel Valdez, 17-year-old resident of Norco. Valdez also uses an alias of Ivan Camacho. After the homicide occurred, Valdez stole a gray Chevrolet Silverado truck, CA license 6E80093, from Diaz’ residence.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1.

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


On June 17, 2023, at about 7:04 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault at a residence in the 300 block of Sixth St., Norco. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to a male subject at the side of the residence. The subject had traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station responded. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation. The deceased victim’s identity will not be released pending notification to next of kin.

Jaziel Valdez

This 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 V. Ramirez at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station at 951-955-2600 or Investigator G. Castaneda 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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