LIVE: Murrieta Police Searching For Suspected Killer

Murrieta police are warning, “People need to stay indoors right now."

Murrieta police are warning local residents to stay indoors as they hunt down the trail of a suspected killer.

According to Sgt. Phil Gomez of the Murrieta Police Department, the search is on Tuesday morning for 19-year-old William Gary Simpson, a black male “knife suspect” wanted in connection with a stabbing death this morning.

A female victim was found at 40035 Milkwood Lane in Murrieta, the sergeant said. According to reports, the victim was heard screaming out for help at approximately 3:55 a.m. today. Her identity has not been released by police. She was pronounced dead at 4:11 a.m.

Simpson is also wanted in connection with two other stabbings that occurred inside the residence this morning. Both victims survived the attack and were transported to a local hospital where they underwent surgery, Gomez said. Their conditions at this time were unknown.

Two other people were inside the home at the time of the attack, Gomez said.

The sergeant said police are focusing their search for Simpson in a area near Via Reata and Via Silva.

The suspect is described as being 6-feet tall and weighing 120 pounds. No clothing description was available at press time.

“People need to stay indoors right now,” Gomez warned.

A police helicopter is being used overhead, and bloodhounds have been called in to follow blood spatters, according to radio reports.

Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation is encouraged to contact the Murrieta Police Department at (951) 696-3615.

Jeremy Ogul December 21, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Mack, I think this is a pretty white neighborhood, which completely undermines your little theory. Also, since no one has said otherwise, I think we can safely assume that this suspect's 'country of origin' is the US. So there goes that part of your theory too. Maybe you should stick to what you're good at...
Jeremy Ogul December 21, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Please don't feed the trolls.
Jeremy Ogul December 21, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Steve, surely you're aware that the last two convicted murderers in Murrieta were white? See http://www.nctimes.com/californian/article_1ab697c7-39f3-52c2-90f8-bd5eb0b9c647.html and http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/murrieta/article_975d9add-cc5e-586b-abf6-4c6edaac771b.html
Jason December 21, 2011 at 05:44 PM
@ crwinn, shut the hell up, they were good people they took kids and fostered them, they kicked him out cause he wasnt helping... They are good people do take you're assumptions else where please...
Surge December 21, 2011 at 05:56 PM
@Mack...I know what type of person you are. Better yet I know what you do for a living. You hide behind your username "Mack" and your badge. Why don't we meet and discuss this like men. What do you say tough guy?
Mack December 21, 2011 at 06:06 PM
You threaten like a man who does not wish to use his brain. My name is Mack, I do not have a badge, and what I do for a living is rather obvious in my opinion if you read what I have said. To discuss this like men would be a debate, but I feel the only debate you wish to have is with your fists. Do you not hold any intelligence? From what I have noticed with nearly every comment directed towards myself is a trend of grammatical and spelling errors that would embarrass a middle school student. Is making complete sentences, using proper word tense, or correct spelling really that hard for all of you? An embarrassing world we live in today with people like you who consider what they have as an education.
Surge December 21, 2011 at 06:09 PM
That is exactly the answer I thought you would give.
Jeremy Ogul December 21, 2011 at 06:09 PM
Mack, I haven't seen your response to my comments, which were all written with proper grammar and accurate spelling. You keep telling people to educate themselves, but you seem to be unaware of the fact that the last three convicted killers in Murrieta were white. TNB, eh?
Mack December 21, 2011 at 06:29 PM
The previous killers were white, not surprising considering that Murrieta is around 60% white. Blacks make up less that 5%, yet much more than that in percentage of crime. This is what I am referring to. You have to compare the crime numbers and percentages to the population numbers and percentages to see which group is more prone to what crime. Yes, whites still commit crime, and lots of it, but when taken what I have just said into account, it is far less than their numbers say it should be. What started all this was an "unsurprised" stance taken on the race of the individual who did this crime.
Jason Schutz December 21, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Agreed. Well said
Mack December 21, 2011 at 06:41 PM
In relation to the family, I have been told that the father has been recently laid off. Where can one go or what can one do to help out in these next few days? I understand that they will be mostly at the hospital, but there must be someone closer to the family that is heading up a centralized location for taking in any donations or offers to help. Anyone know?
madison December 21, 2011 at 06:43 PM
i am not impressed with the polices efforts to finding a 19 yr old, 102lb kid. One police officer chased him and then lost him? pathetic.
Brittany... December 21, 2011 at 06:48 PM
look antion i know its your own opinion to beleive in god or not but u have no right totell people not to pray and try to make people think he isnt real we all have our own opinions everyone that beleives in god and agrees with me click flag as inappropriate on antions comment and if enough of us click it it will go away
madison December 21, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Jason Schutz December 21, 2011 at 06:58 PM
Maggie Avants, please direct the racial debate to another page. This family lost their daughter in the most horrific way and we all need to show a little respect and reach out to help this family any we can. This racial debate is nothing more than a distraction from helping the family.
Alysha albert December 21, 2011 at 07:54 PM
How do they even know iys him wheres the proof?
shannon December 21, 2011 at 08:31 PM
If any one wants to help out the family at Murrieta Valley High School Thursday Morning they will be taking donations to help the family, Also if you live in the aera they are missing a little white terrior mix-ARCHIE he maybe hurt or bloody if you find him please take him to one of the vets in the area they are all informed and on the look out for him.
juniper December 21, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Wow, mack, when you comment on the grammar of others, you'd better be darn sure that yours is up to snuff (it isn't). In addition, please don't be so arrogant as to think you know what others think. Just because you instantly think racist thoughts doesnt mean that others do. I'm sure it makes you feel better to think that, but you are wrong.
juniper December 21, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Actually, mack, numbers do lie. Everything being equal but race, blacks are more likely to be convicted than whites for the same crime. The crime statistics mainly come from the conviction rate. There is still quite a bit of racism in our criminal justice system.
Gizmo December 21, 2011 at 09:47 PM
Mack - the Dad, daughter and boyfriend were teammates of mine on a scenario paintball team. A Nor Cal paintball producer (TAW Scenarios) and very good firnd of the family is taking donations thru paypal at damien@tawscenarios.com. Here's his post on Facebook for anyone intersted in helping out the family. This is an all call to all my friends and family..... As you know I posted up a news story about one of my good friends named Paul Burke, aka "Mage".... who is not only a friend but an advocate for scenario paintball. At just before 4am this morning, an ex-foster kid that he and his family had raised up until last year, broke into his house, killed his daughter and wounded him (Mage) and his his daughter's boyfirend.... leaving a wake of despair, loss and anguish. I am opening up a fund-raiser/donations for Mage and his family to help with funeral expenses and whatever they need during these coming days, weeks and months of need be. If each person can donate even if just a little, it will help them during this tragic time. We will be using our paypal account for this and the name on the account is: damian@tawpaintball.com Here is the news story once again..... also watch the video of the reporters interviewing Mage's wife..... my heart goes out to them. http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...,1587132.story PLEASE! Let us all help what we can!
juniper December 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM
The number one predictor in a criminal profile is gender. Men are far more likely to commit a crime than women, by about a factor of 10. Mack, If you want to break it down into race and point fingers, then by all means do that, but really it just looks pathetic. Why not clean up your own race before picking on others? What is that saying about people in glass houses?
Hanni F December 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Yes Black commit 60% of all the murders in the US but are only 13% of the population.and spare Me the nonsense about the Criminal justice system being "racist" what a joke,if that was truly the case, why don't you see Asians being arrested at the same rate as blacks?you see this same exact behavior from blacks all over the world,in fact countries that are all black(and therefore have no White Government to hold them down)are even worse.
Donna December 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM
I agree with you Jason. Its not the place for all that and this family and friends are going to need all the help they can get. Pray for the family and stop all this racial crap.
DrWPierceTV December 21, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Well Jeremy has just demonstrated that they no longer teach proportions in the public schools so here goes for anyone who still understands them: http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html
DrWPierceTV December 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM
No, but a Black is MORE likely to kill, rape and rob. The stats don't lie. http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html
nani December 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM
I cannot believe what kind of person mack is he deeply scares me too wow so sad someone lives so close with so much hatred i will pray for him...jason i am truly sorry this happened this is wrong that people are arguing or giving their opinions on racism. .I respect every race..
Mack December 22, 2011 at 04:55 AM
You don't need to fear me, I won't be the one to break into your home and kill you, he will though.
dennis December 22, 2011 at 03:30 PM
This is very sad and my heart goes out to the family. But why ignore the facts folks. Blacks make up approximately 14% of the U.S population and are responsible for approximately 49% of all crimes. Since not all blacks are criminals that makes that small percentage of people committing these crimes an even smaller percentage of the black population, while still accounting for almost half of the crime in the U.S!
kc December 22, 2011 at 05:23 PM
so mack, what color was the cop that killed the guy in the sports bar last night? he acted in the same way you speak if witness accounts are reliable.
Megan Batson December 22, 2011 at 06:26 PM
This is just sad, I don't get why anyone is talking about race when this is about a girl who lost her life and 2 others that were victims to who almost lost there lives as well, and there is a guy out on the ran who did this to them and who knows what else he is capable of doing to someone else, and I just think it is sad that everyone on here are arguing about race really who cares it was a black kid yeah i said black kid and I will say he did harm to white people, who cares if i used that term but i am not racist or anything that is how some people will describe some people and not meaning it in a racist manner, but I think this conversation needs to get flipped back around and we need to put our hearts and prayers to the family and get our minds focus on catching this coward so this family can have some kind of peace of mind.


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