Police in San Bernardino County, California arrest fugitive suspected of killing his grandparents and uncle, after another fatal shooting, nine months later
Pete Renteria was arrested Sept 30, when cops responded to the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old male in the parking lot of a public park in Upland, 37 miles east of LA
Renteria, 29, was already wanted by law enforcement for triple-homicide prior to his arrest in the latest crime described as a ‘targeted’ broad daylight shooting at a Los Angeles area park
The suspect has been a fugitive after evading arrest for the earlier killings in January – the murders of his grandparents Sonia Ramirez, and 68, George Ramirez, 72, as well as his uncle David Ramirez, 43
Triple-murders happened at a house in an unincorporated area of Montclair in San Bernardino County, on Jan 30
Pete Renteria [photo], was arrested on Saturday in Upland, about 37 miles east of Los Angeles. He’s the suspect in the murders of his grand parents Sonia and George Ramirez, uncle David Ramirez at their home in Montclair, on Jan 30, as well as a fourth victim in a parking lot on Saturday
A California triple murder suspect wanted since January in connection to the killings of his grandparents and uncle at their family home was arrested months later for allegedly fatally shooting a fourth victim in broad daylight at a public park over the weekend, according to authorities.
Pete Anthony Renteria, 29, was arrested in Upland, about 37 miles east of Los Angeles, after officers responded to a shots fired call just before noon Saturday in the southeast parking lot of Memorial Park. Police found a 34-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Despite officers and San Bernardino Fire personnel rendering aid, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Renteria is the primary suspect in the January 30 killings of his grandparents, 68-year-old Sonia Ramirez and 66-year-old George Ramirez, as well as his uncle, 43-year-old David Ramirez, who were all found shot to death in a home on Ramona Place in Ontario, another California city just minutes away from
Pete Renteria is accused of the shooting dead his grandparents, Sonia and George Ramirez and his uncle David Ramirez inside this home in Montclair, San Bernardino County, on Jan 30. He fled before cops arrived
Deputies responding to a home in Ontario, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, just after 9 pm on Jan. 30, found three dead bodies.
The victims were identified as Sonia Ramirez, 68, her husband George Ramirez, 66, and the couple’s son David Ramirez, 43. All three victims had been shot.
Neighbors told investigators that they saw suspicious activity at the house, including cars and people going in and out.
A GoFundMe set up by a relative months ago said, “Our family is devastated by the great loss we are suffering.”
“It is an understatement to say that George and Sonia Ramirez were devoted, compassionate, selfless and kind. As parents, their love was boundless. Our brother, David Ramirez, was our family protector, a doting father and an incredibly supportive son,” Michele Akbari, who identified herself as George and Sonia’s daughter and David’s big sister, wrote.
Investigators released photos of suspect Pete Renteria in January. Renteria was arrested Saturday after police found a 34-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He is being held at San Bernardino County Jail on $3 million bond
“We are relying on the Sheriff’s department to investigate and apprehend the person who committed this heinous act,” she added. “As we grieve, we ask for prayers and respect for our privacy so our family can process and mourn.”
After the shooting Saturday, Upland officers quickly located and apprehended Renteria near the scene and retrieved what investigators believe to be the handgun used, authorities said.
Police said the preliminary investigation suggests Renteria had been involved in a prior altercation with the victim at the same location, and the suspect returned later to “specifically target the victim.” The shooting was believed to be a “targeted incident and not a random act of violence against members of the public,” police said, adding the park has since been “thoroughly inspected and rendered safe.”
Pete Renteria was wanted for the murders of grandparents Sonia Ramirez, 68, and George Ramirez, 72, in San Bernardino County, California on Jan 30
Renteria also shot dead his uncle David Ramirez before fleeing the home. Nine months later he was arrested on Saturday after fatally shooting a man in a public space
The victim in Saturday’s shooting has not yet been publicly identified, but after nine months on the run, Renteria was finally in the custody of Upland police custody before he was transferred and booked into the San Bernardino County Jail, where he is being held on a $3 million bond as of Monday.
No motive has been released in either shooting.