Kelvin L. Red Jr., 24, and Tiaki A. Mosley, 19, were arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. Both men are from San Jacinto.
Victor Prinque was shot in the garage of his home on the 2800 block of Fruitvale Avenue on Saturday night after returning from grocery shopping with his wife. Prinque's wife was inside the home during the shooting, and she found her husband suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he died a short time later.
"It's been a rough last few days, but today, when we learned that these two people were arrested, it really made us a lot better," said Matthew Gonzalez, the victim's great-grandnephew.
Police believed that Prinque may have been the target of an attempted robbery.
There were no known witnesses to the shooting, but detectives were able to identify a possible suspect vehicle and distributed that information to law enforcement agencies in the San Jacinto Valley. They also learned that there had been at least two other similar robberies in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle was stopped in San Jacinto, and the driver and occupants of the vehicle were detained for questioning. After search warrants were served on the vehicle and locations in San Jacinto and Hemet, detectives were able to make the arrests.