By Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
On Oct. 30, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Hemet High School (HHS) in reference to a report of a student who had been stabbed. Deputies arrived within minutes and determined the incident occurred off campus near the intersection of Aurora Drive and Stetson Avenue. The investigation revealed two previously expelled HHS students engaged in a mutual fight.
During the fight, the adult brother of one of the juveniles involved began fighting with a juvenile bystander. During the altercation, the adult male chased the juvenile approximately 30 feet while holding a large knife, stabbing the juvenile in the upper torso before fleeing on foot westbound on Stetson Avenue.
A passerby, noticed the large gathering of juveniles, stopped to render aid to the injured juvenile and transported him to HHS. With the cooperation of HHS administration, along with anonymous students, a positive identification of the suspect was obtained.
The suspect was identified as Hemet resident Angel Medrano. Evidence obtained is sufficient to charge Medrano with attempted murder of the juvenile. The juvenile was transported to Riverside University Health System Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Loza at the Hemet Sheriff’s station at 951-791-3400.
As of Nov. 4 at 4 p.m., Medrano was not in custody.