Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 1, 2001
Contact Sergeant John DeLaRosa
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043


Attempted Homicide

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday, April 29, 2001, at approximately 9:40 P.M., officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to a reported subject down in the alley adjacent to the Regent Apartments at 3553 Chicago. Upon arrival they located a subject down in the alley on the south side of the complex suffering from a severe wound to the head. The victim, identified as William E. Bennett, White male, 40 years old, of Glen Avon, was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Residents in a nearby apartment heard sounds of subjects arguing shortly before police arrived, however could not provide any further information.

Anyone with further information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Steve Shumway at (909) 320-8011, or Detective Bill Barnes at (909) 320-8003.