Suspect Still On The Run After Teen Was Slain N North Shore

20 year old David Lopez Espinoza of Mecca is a wanted man.

He’s wanted for killing 17 year old Francisco Ramirez of Mecca.

This investigation goes back to March 25th 2024, just five minutes past midnight, when deputies were called to Miramar Drive in Mecca for an assault with a deadly weapon.

During their investigation, deputies located evidence of a shooting on  Via Costa Brava but did not locate a victim or a suspect. 

Eventually investigators followed leads to Sea View Way and 72nd Avenue in North Shore, where they found the body of Ramirez.

Espinoza has been in trouble before, and has an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest dealing with a separate case of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with locating David Lopez Espinoza. Anyone with information about this investigation or Espinoza’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Investigators R. Deanne or K Farag at 951–955–2777. Anyone who sees Espinoza or knows his immediate whereabouts should call 9–1–1.


Poster and photo of suspect David Lopez Espinoza, wanted by the Riverside County Sheriffs Dept. June 14th 2024