Homicide Arrest

UPDATED 5-3-2017: Beaumont, CA – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 10:56 a.m., the Beaumont Police Department served search warrants in the city of Banning as follow up investigation to a homicide that occurred in the City of Beaumont on March 4, 2017.

On March 4, 2017, at approximately 10:26p.m., Beaumont Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding shots fired in the 500 block of Chestnut. Patrol officers responded to the area, and within minutes located a vehicle in the 500 block of Michigan. Officers located an unresponsive female suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where 21 year old, Jasmine Zuniga, succumbed to her injuries.

As a result of the search warrants, Ernest Ralph Granados, Jr., (26 yoa) of Beaumont was arrested. Granados was booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for Homicide and other various weapons and gang enhancements.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Galletta at 951-769-8500. Residents can also provide information anonymously at www.beaumontpd.org or crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

UPDATED:

Beaumont, CA – On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Beaumont Police Department served a series of search warrants in the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, and Yucaipa as follow up investigation to a homicide that occurred in the City of Beaumont on March 4, 2017.

On March 4, 2017, at approximately 10:26p.m., Beaumont Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding shots fired in the 500 block of Chestnut. Patrol officers responded to the area, and within minutes located a vehicle in the 500 block of Michigan. Officers located an unresponsive female suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where 21 year old, Jasmine Zuniga, succumbed to her injuries.

Eight (8) people were arrested as a result of today’s operation, four of which are suspected to be tied to the Homicide of Jasmine Zuniga. Samuel Jesus Acosta (32yoa) of Banning and Mathew Ray Zues Munoz (25 yoa) of Beaumont were both arrested for Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and various weapons and gang enhancements.  Erika Cristell Garcia (25 yoa) of Banning, was arrested for Attempted Murder and gang and weapons enhancements. Francisca Perla Acosta (34 yoa) of Banning was arrested for Accessory to Murder and gang enhancement.

The other arrests included the following: Abel Eddie Martinez (68 yoa) of Beaumont for a weapons violation, two (2) other suspects for other unrelated warrants and one (1) other subject was arrested, but later released pending further investigation.

All arrestees were booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, ACOSTA and MUNOZ were booked without bail.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Galletta at 951-769-8500. Residents can also provide information anonymously at crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

Earlier Release

Beaumont, CA – On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Beaumont Police Department served a series of search warrants in the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, San Jacinto and Yucaipa as follow up investigation to a homicide that occurred in the City of Beaumont on March 4, 2017.

On March 4, 2017, at approximately 10:26p.m., Beaumont Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding shots fired in the 500 block of Chestnut. Patrol officers responded to the area, and within minutes located a vehicle in the 500 block of Michigan. Officers located an unresponsive female suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where 21 year old, Jasmine Zuniga, succumbed to her injuries.

Beaumont Police Department with the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Corona Police Department, Murrieta Police Department, Hemet Police Department, Desert Regional S.W.A.T, San Gorgonio Gang Task Force (GTF), Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team (PACT) and the Moreno Valley Police Department Street Enforcement Team located and detained several subjects in relation to the Homicide that occurred on March 4, 2017.

This investigation is on-going and further details will be released as they become available.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Galletta at 951-769-8500. Citizens can also provide information anonymously at www.beaumontpd.org or crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

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