Riverside man arrested in October slaying of San Bernardino teen

A 19-year-old Riverside man has been arrested on suspicion of slaying a San Bernardino teen in a shooting in Highgrove two months ago, authorities said this week.

Adrian Barroso was taken into custody Monday, Dec. 2, in connection with in the Riverside County area just north of Riverside. He was in custody on $1 million bond Tuesday at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

Court records early Tuesday afternoon showed he had not yet been charged.

Sheriff’s homicide investigators began looking into the case the evening of Oct. 3, when deputies were called to the scene because of a reported shooting.

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Christopher Veloz, 16, of San Bernardino died at the scene, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Another victim, described only as male, was hospitalized with wounds.

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Earlier reports said a third person had minor injuries.

The investigation is still active, and anyone with information is asked by deputies to call or.

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