Authorities say a man in California, who is on probation for a previous conviction, killed his current and past girlfriends in a shooting spree that occurred in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The suspect is now facing numerous murder counts.
According to police, on November 25th, a 41-year-old man from San Bernardino named Louis Peter Hernandez—also known as “Wicked”—allegedly broke into a residence in Fontana and shot and murdered his girlfriend and another person inside.
A press statement from the San Bernadino County District Attorney said that Hernandez went to Riverside County and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend.
Another person who was reportedly engaged in an incident with Hernandez is also the subject of an ongoing investigation, according to authorities. This person was shot four times. That victim is in the hospital making a full recovery.
Hernandez is facing three murder charges, one assault charge, and other charges related to the fourth person who was shot, according to officials.
It is conceivable that this could turn into a capital murder charge since authorities have additionally lodged extraordinary accusations regarding past offenses and special circumstances.
According to a press release, Hernandez was on probation and community supervision upon his release when his shooting spree happened. Evading law enforcement, vehicle theft, and assault with firearms are just a few of the violent acts on his extensive criminal record as a convicted gang member.
Three acts of murder and one act of assault with a firearm are among the several allegations that Hernandez is facing in connection to the four victims, according to the police.
According to local reports and county officials, Hernandez posted no bail and filed a plea of not guilty at his November 29th appearance. The Rancho Cucamonga Superior Courthouse scheduled his hearing on December 4 at 8:30 a.m.