On 07/27/2019 at approximately 0425 hours, Fontana Police Dispatch received 911 calls reference gunshots heard in the 9800 block of Poplar Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male and female in the street with gunshot wounds.
The victims were transported to area hospitals where the male was pronounced deceased. The female was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
Fontana Police Detectives worked tirelessly for and through investigative leads were able to identify the suspect of the murder as Devale Malik Damond Wright.
On July 30, 2109, Wright was arrested leaving his residence in the 7400 hundred-block of Topanga Avenue, Fontana. The Inland Valley SWAT Team later served a search warrant at Wright’s home, where evidence of the murder was located. Wright did not know his victims. A motive for the attack is not yet known. Wright was booked at West Valley Detention Center for murder and attempted murder.
Officer Daniel Romero
PIO Fontana Police Department