Suspect In Moreno Valley Double Homicide Identified, Behind Bars

MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — A man suspected in the fatal shootings of a Moreno Valley woman and a teenage boy was behind bars Saturday.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rufus Hodges, 48, at about 10 a.m. Friday in the 25000 block of Alessandro Boulevard, jail records showed.

Chelsea Crisp, 37, and an unidentified 15-year-old boy were shot to death in the predawn hours Friday in the 24000 block of Myers Avenue, according to a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell said deputies were called to the location to investigate reports of a man with a gun about 4:45 a.m., and found two people mortally wounded from gunshots.

According to the coroner, Crisp was declared dead on the scene at 4:48 a.m. The boy died at Riverside County Medical Center at 5:32 a.m.

Hodges is believed to be Crisp’s boyfriend.

The boy’s identity was withheld pending notification of family, the coroner said.

Crisp’s father believed the 15-year-old victim was his grandson, but he told KCAL9’s Greg Mills that they hadn’t told him that officially. “They have not said anything about my grandson at all,” Sylvester Jones said Friday.

Hodges was booked Friday night into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, where he was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, with a court date scheduled for Tuesday, according to jail records.

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