Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 16, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


La Sierra Shooting Kills Riverside Man

Riverside, Ca-  On Sunday August 15, 2004 at approximately 3:20 P.M. Riverside Police Officers responded to the 11200 block of Cypress Avenue regarding a shooting. Upon arrival they located two male gunshot victims, both of whom are from Riverside. One of the men was pronounced deceased at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. The Riverside County Sheriffs Coroners Office will release his identity. The deceased victimís brother-in-law tried to intervene but he was also shot. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is expected to survive.

Investigators responded to the scene and learned that the 30 year-old male resident became involved in a physical fight with an acquaintance that had come to the house with at least one friend. One of the parties involved brandished a handgun and fired several shots.

Police are not releasing further details of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective David Smith at 951-320-8062 or Detective Steve Shumway at 909-320-8011.