Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 6, 2002
Contact Lieutenant J. DeLaRosa 
Phone (909) 320-8007
Fax (909) 320-8043


Attempted Homicide

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday, July 6, 2002 at approximately 8:30 P.M., officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing victim that had knocked on a residentís door in the 2600 block of Fairmount Blvd.  Upon arrival they found the victim had been stabbed in the upper body and had gone to the residence seeking help.  Medical aid personnel responded and transported the victim to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment.  The victim told Officers he was somewhere in Fairmount Park when he was confronted by the suspect and stabbed for no apparent reason.  Officers were unable to locate a crime scene at the park.

 The victim, identified as Brandon Potts, of Riverside, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition.  The suspect was described as John or Jason, a White male adult, 19-23 years old, wearing blue jeans, no shirt and a red ball cap.  He was last seen riding an unknown type bicycle at the park.

 Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Riverside Police Department Investigations Bureau at (909) 320-8000.