Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date February 28, 2003
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043


Double Homicide in Eastside Neighborhood

Riverside, Ca-  On Friday February 28, 2003 at about 1:33 A.M. Riverside police officers responded to 1995 University Avenue in response to a 911 call of gunshots heard in the area. Officers located two gunshot victims behind the El Ojo de Agua Taqueria Restaurant. Medical aid personnel responded and pronounced them deceased at the scene.

One victim is a male adult from Compton, California. The second victim is an adult female from Riverside. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. These murders do not appear to be gang related or racially motivated.

Investigators responded to search the neighborhood for witnesses and process the crime scene for forensic evidence. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph at 909-320-8049 or Detective Meyer at 909-320-8003.