Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date April 12, 2003
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043

 

Burglary Suspect Killed While Fleeing Apartment Complex
 

Riverside, Ca-  On April 12, 2003 at approximately 3:15 A.M. Riverside police officers responded to the Brookside Apartments located at 4440 Victoria after several citizens called to report the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival officers located two gunshot victims, one of whom died.

Investigators learned that two tenants saw a truck drive into their complex and believed the four occupants intended to commit a burglary. The male resident armed himself with a handgun and his female roommate armed herself with a hammer. They went to the parking lot area to confront the suspects.

The burglary suspects were driving toward the exit when the armed tenants confronted them. The male tenant fired several rounds from a handgun at the moving vehicle. The driver was struck and the vehicle came to rest. The female tenant struck two of the occupants in the head with a hammer.

The driver sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced deceased at Riverside Community Hospital. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. A male passenger sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body. He underwent surgery at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He and a female passenger suffered minor head wounds after being struck with a hammer. A fourth female passenger was not injured.

The investigation revealed the four occupants of the truck had committed a burglary in the complex. Two of the three surviving burglary suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for 459 P.C. Burglary. They are identified as Alicia Zavala, 26 years old of Riverside and Tammy Brown, 34 years old (transient). The third surviving suspect Juan Gil, 30 years old of Riverside was booked into the jail ward of Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

The male tenant who fired the handgun was identified as Frederick Antwain Fuller, 28 years old of Riverside, formerly of Jackson, Tennessee. He was booked into jail for 192 P.C. Voluntary Manslaughter. The female tenant who armed herself with the hammer was booked into jail for 245 P.C., Assault with a Deadly Weapon and 32 P.C. Accessory to Voluntary Manslaughter. She was identified as Sheryl Elizabeth Jackson, 30 year-old of Riverside.

Anyone who has information related to this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brandt at 320-827 or Detective Sanfilippo at 320-8051.