MENIFEE — A felon suspected of gunning down a 58-year-old man in the Menifee area was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder.
Arturo Recinos, 52, of Menifee was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta in connection with the slaying of Jesus Carlon of Wildomar Tuesday.
In addition to murder, Recinos was booked for alleged parole violations.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez, shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to a residence in the 28800 block of Mapes Road, near Menifee Road and east of the 215 Freeway, to investigate reports of a fatal shooting.
Ramirez said Carlon was found dead at the scene.
Recinos was also at the location and was detained for questioning. However, he was not formally arrested until the predawn hours Wednesday, according to sheriff’s officials.
A possible motive for the shooting was not disclosed, and details on Recinos’ prior convictions were unavailable.