Fatal shooting outside apartment complex in Porterville

Victim died on scene from gunshot injuries
Posted at 10:18 AM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 13:18:55-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. – On Monday, at about 8:30 pm, Porterville Police Officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 400 block of South Main Street.


The victim, 34-year-old Richard Hopwood, was found at the entrance of the building. He suffered gunshot wounds and was given medical attention. However, he died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The motive for the crime is still under investigation. There is no suspect information available at this time.


Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Mark Azevedo or Detective Wayne Martin at (559) 782-7400. 


Information regarding this crime can be relayed anonymously to the Porterville Police Department’s Tip Line at 784-DOPE (3673).