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September 6, 2017

Ramada Inn Murder Suspects Arrested

This shooting appears to have resulted from a dispute over payment, involving prostitution. The victim, 44-year-old Irwin Myland of Rancho Cucamonga, was shot while still in the hotel room and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detectives were able to gather enough information to identify the suspects and their vehicle. 24-years-old Fernando Covarrubias, out of Fresno, is suspected of being the shooter.

Fresno PD conducted a surveillance on Covarrubias. When Covarrubias left the location, Fresno PD tried to do a traffic stop but Covarrubias took off. A short pursuit occurred that eventually came to an end, where Fresno PD took Covarrubias into custody without further incident.

A total of three suspects were identified as being involved in the incident and all three have been arrested. Fernando Covarrubias was arrested for the following charges out of Fresno PD: Felony evading arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, obstructing and delaying a police officer as well as being an unlicensed driver and having a no-bail warrant.

Juliana Michelle Lara, 22, out of Fresno, was taken into custody in Fresno on a PC 187(A) Ramey Warrant. Lara was charged with PC 187(A) and is being held on 1 million dollar bail.

Angelica Elaina Sambrano, 22, out of Fresno, was also taken into custody by Fresno PD for a PC 187(A) Ramey warrant. She was transported to Ontario and booked for PC 187(A). Her bail is set at 1 million dollars.

Ontario Detectives traveled to Fresno and took custody of both women and brought them back to Ontario PD. Arrangements are in process for having Covarrubias transferred to San Bernardino County where he will be charged with murder.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at (909) 986-6711, or Detective Jeff Crittenden at (909) 395-2734. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at 

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