A bounty hunter was killed at a Moreno Valley hotel Tuesday night and an active search was underway for the accused gunman, police said.

Deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department arrived at a hotel located on the 24000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard near the intersection of Heacock Street after receiving a call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon around 7:13 p.m.

Arriving deputies discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound and rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived.

The man, later identified as 42-year-old James Black of Lake Elsinore, was rushed to a local hospital where he died, sheriff’s officials said.

The Central Homicide Unit continued its investigation into this case and identified the suspect as Chad James Green, 41, of Riverside.

Green should be considered as armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

During the course of the investigation, detectives determined Black was working as a bail bondsman attempting to apprehend suspect Green. Green remains considered armed and dangerous.

Black was also a well respected and highly decorated Marine Corps veteran, husband and father to five. Their company is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Green’s capture.

 

 

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