Police: Man Shot, Killed in Banning

Police confirm to Banning-Beaumont Patch that they are investigating a homicide in the city of a man who was shot "multiple times."

Update: Thursday 4:45 p.m.:  Police have identified the victim.

Update Thursday 9:45 a.m.:  The Riverside County Coroner's office has identified the murder victim as a 26-year-old Banning man.

His identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

This homicide marks the second this year in the city of Banning.

Original Story below:

A man was shot and killed in Banning Wednesday night, and now investigators are busy scouring the scene for clues, police tell Banning-Beaumont Patch.

Police Chief Leonard Purvis says officers responded to a "shots fired call" at 5:35 p.m. on North Phillips and East Ramsey streets.

"When our officers arrived in the area, they discovered that a black male adult in his 20s was at Consuelo's restaurant and he had been shot multiple times,” Purvis said, adding that the shooting did not happen in the restaurant, but that the man ran to the location for help after having been shot.

Restaurant workers requested help from Cal Fire paramedics.

"They performed first aid on him and transported him to San Gorgonio hospital,” Purvis added.  "We later found out that he didn’t survive his injuries.”

Purvis told Patch late Wednesday night that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still being investigated and it's not yet clear if this was a gang-related incident.

“We're still trying to piece everything together,” he said. 

In an effort to "retrace where [police] think the victim was," there were some road closures in the area Wednesday night.

As of midnight, East Ramsey, between Phillips and Hargrave was shut down to traffic, as well as Phillips, between Ramsey and Williams.

Check back with Banning-Beaumont Patch for more details as they become available. 


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summer December 07, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Sarah didn't say she didn't call the police, she said she couldn't stop. Sarah, you are NOT responsible for the death of this young man. Anyone who would expect a mom to jump blindly into a deadly situation with her child in tow probably doesn't have kids, or they have kids who should be taken away since the parents could care less about their children's safety. A little common sense goes a long way people.
xcak December 07, 2012 at 05:43 AM
My prayer go out to this young man and his family. Sarah, you did the right thing. People, please proof read B4U hit send.
Washy December 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
How did this get turned around to how great Sarah is for driving by a HUMAN BEING screaming for help? (who I wouldn't have stop for either because in her first post she stated she thought he was drunk. Drunks can be dangerous) It is moot now whether she was even there or not, what is important is did she contact the police about what else she saw. Sarah if you have not spoken to the police please do. You may not realize you saw something important like what other cars were around, the lady at the bus stop etc.....
Renee Schiavone December 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Hi Kaisha, if you have any information you'd like me to put out there about your brother and/or photos/memories you'd like to share, please feel free to email me at renee.schiavone@patch.com or call or text my cell at 760-332-9881
O.o December 12, 2012 at 07:00 AM
LOL... Are you serious??? How about learning to spell, talk, or for that matter understand the exact scenario that took place for a mother and her child? Idiot comes to mind when I read your post. Oh I'm sorry let me put it in words you understand: U a duM ass!!


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