PERRIS — Three men suspected in three drive-by shootings in Perris that left two people wounded were behind bars Wednesday.
Alejandro Rivera Jimenez, 22, Jose Jimenez, 25, both of Perris, and Andre Lamont Williams, 25, of Las Vegas were arrested and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on Tuesday on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, reckless discharge of a firearm and attempted murder.
The Jimenez brothers were additionally arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony.
All three are being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Tinker, on Friday the trio allegedly targeted unnamed individuals residing in the 200 block of Count Turf Street, the 1000 block of Ravenhollow Drive and the 100 block of Superior Court.
Tinker said the men were in Williams’ black BMW 5 series sedan when they went to each residence and shot at the occupants.
Two people were struck by gunfire at one of the properties that came under attack. However, both victims suffered non-life-threatening wounds and are expected to fully recover, Tinker said.
According to the sergeant, detectives also believe the same vehicle is linked to an attack in Moreno Valley, but the evidence is still pending review.
Tinker said investigators were able to obtain the temporary license plate on the BMW using security surveillance video cameras, and they traced the car to a dealership in Nevada, which confirmed the vehicle was outfitted with a tracking device accessible to law enforcement.
Investigators discovered that the car was frequently parked in the 100 block of San Luis Drive — where the Jimenez men apparently reside — and a stakeout was established at the location, according to Tinker.
He said that when the car was spotted leaving the residence, deputies conducted a traffic stop and took all three suspects into custody without a struggle.
“Evidence of the crimes was located in the vehicle and at the San Luis Drive residence,” the sergeant said.
A possible motive for the alleged attacks was not disclosed.