On Tuesday, October 8th, at about 2AM, City of Hemet Police Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 2400 block of W Oakland Ave, Hemet. Officers located Ricardo Curiel, a 31-year old male, suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. Family members were surrounding the victim. Ricardo was transported to Riverside University Health System where he succumbed to his injuries.
The City of Hemet Police investigation led to the arrest of the Ricardo’s father, Salvador Curiel. Salvador was arrested for murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony causing death. Salvador is pending transport to Riverside County Jail.
Anyone with information regarding this case can contact City of Hemet Police Investigator Alvarez at 951-765-2426. Information can also be provided through the Hemet PD smartphone app available for free via the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are always accepted.
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