Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 3, 2003
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043


Parolee Arrested for Homicide

Riverside, Ca-  On Wednesday October 1, 2003, 27 year-old Oscar Carrillo of Moreno Valley was shot and killed in front of the Lube Experts business located at 11850 Magnolia Avenue. At approximately 10:40 A.M. a 1991 gray Saturn occupied by several people parked in front of the business. Carrillo spoke to the occupants through the open front passenger window. Moments later, the right front passenger pointed a gun at Carrillo and fired several shots. Carrillo was struck in his upper torso. He was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he died. No one else was injured.

Several witnesses provided descriptions of the vehicle and its occupants. At approximately 6 P.M. investigators located the vehicle in the City of Corona. The female driver, 27 year-old Veronica Cantu of Corona, was arrested for 32 P.C. Accessory to Murder and 182 P.C. Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

On Thursday October 2, 2003 at approximately 9:45 P.M. members of the Riverside Police Departmentís Metro and P.A.C.T. team arrested 27 year-old Leroy Gutierrez of Riverside. Police located him in the 10600 block of Bingham Avenue in Riverside. Gutierrez fled from the police on foot but was located by a Police K9. After receiving medical treatment for his injuries he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and will be charged with 187 P.C. Murder. Gutierrez is currently on parole for 246 P.C. Discharge of a Firearm.

Anyone with information related to this homicide investigation is urged to contact Detective Whitt at 909-320-8003 or Detective Cobb at 909-320-8034.