Two Men Dead In Murder-Suicide After Argument Over Woman, Police Say


Fontana, California- On 12/29/17 at about 0630 hrs officers were dispatched to the 11200 block of Poplar Ave in Fontana, in reference to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the business. Upon arrival officers found two male victims with apparent gunshot wounds. One subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased and the other subject was was pronounced at the scene.

Police say a female met the victim, Joshua Powers (39) of Moreno Valley, in an unused parking lot of a logistics company. While at the location, suspect, Jason Lyles (30) of Rialto, came to the location and confronted the female about meeting with the Powers. It appears the female and Lyles had been in a prior dating relationship.

An argument ensued at which time Lyles produced a handgun and shot Powers. Lyles then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

Jason Lyles

The female was not injured during this incident.