Who was Yzabella Perez? Family of teen girl shot in California ask public's help to nab killer
YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: The grieving family of a teenage girl has now been urging people to help them find her killer(s). Yzabella Perez was only 17 when she died on Wednesday, May 3, after being shot on Saturday, April 29. The girl was sitting inside a vehicle with her boyfriend when the firing started.
“Yzabella was a beautiful daughter with her whole life ahead of her. She just finished all her high school credits two weeks ago. So, she was going to walk this year. Right now, her main concern was her prom dress.” Perez’s father, who chose not to be named, told ABC7.
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‘This doesn't make any sense’
It has been reported that the April 29 violence began at around 11:28 pm in the 34000 block of Princeton Drive. At the time, the Yucaipa High School senior was outside her house with her 18-year-old boyfriend, who has survived. It has not been confirmed yet if the shooting was carried out by one person or a group.
Gloria Huerta, spokeswoman for San Bernardino County Sheriff's office said, “Right now, we don't have a lot of information on the suspect ... the investigation is ongoing. The detectives are looking for a dark-colored 4-door vehicle that may have been involved.”
Perez was about to graduate from high school. Her father now pleaded, “Please reach out anonymously. This doesn't make any sense. They were kids. There is nothing they could have done in this life to warrant that kind of response.” He also added, “Whoever did this, you took an innocent life. You took something that cannot be given back. It cannot be made whole anymore. Search deep within your soul and know that is because of you.”
‘Yzabella was a loving daughter’
People with information related to the case have been asked to call Detective Daniel Shelton of the Yucaipa Station at (909) 918-2305. The informers can also conceal their identities and share information at the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave the information on the We-Tip Website at www.wetip.com.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe has been set up for Perez’s family. The message on the fundraiser says, “I am a long family friend of the Perez family and they just experienced one of the worst events a family could ever endure. Yzabella was sadly taken from her loved ones by a careless act of violence. Yzabella was a loving daughter, sister, and friend that had a smile that could light up a room. She had big dreams and a bright future that was tragically cut short. Please help support the Perez family while they go through this extremely difficult time. Their Angel was taken too soon.”
‘You deserved more than you got’
Some people have paid tribute to the teenager on social media. Anaya Wistain wrote, “Yzabella Perez You had 17 great years, and were taken too soon, I hope heaven is everything you dreamt it would be. I’m truly grateful I had the tremendous pleasure of knowing your beautiful soul You deserved more than you got in this lifetime Rest in peace yzzy🤍.”
“Let the Perez family grieve in peace, show some consideration by thinking before you speak. This time isn't about you, be mindful of others and let Yzabella's beautiful soul rest. And if you have any information and wish to stay anonymous, there is an anonymous tip line set up and ready for use🤍 If anyone can help or donate in any way it would be deeply appreciated 🌷 https://gofund.me/b5e01a56,” Wistain noted. Patty Flores added, “This is sad news for a lot of people that knew her Please help anything and every penny will count it’s a friend daughter !!!❤️🙏🏽”
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