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.

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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