Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 18, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


Police Release Identity of Murder Suspects

Riverside, Ca-  On Sunday August 15, 2004 at about 3:15 P.M. two men went to the home of Johnny Casper located at 11222 Cypress Avenue in Riverside. Larry Miller and Ryan Baillie, both of Norco, arrived in Baillie’s black 1992 4-door BMW. Miller was upset because Johnny refused to go to relative’s house for an air conditioning repair job.

Miller and Johnny Casper became involved in a physical fight just outside the front door. Gregory Loza, Johnny’s brother-in-law, was inside the house when the two men arrived. He went to the front door after Johnny met Miller at the doorway. During the fight, Baillie pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Johnny and Gregory Loza. They both sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Family members inside the home called 911 as Miller and Baillie fled in the BMW.

Johnny and Gregory were transported to local hospitals. Unfortunately, Johnny died. Gregory underwent emergency surgery and is expected to recover. We offer our sincere condolences to the Casper family.

Last night, our investigators arrested 30 year-old Larry Miller. In the interest of protecting the investigation, witnesses, and informants, details of his arrest are not being released at this time.

19 year-old Ryan Baillie is on the run. He is a White male, 6’-01” tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has bushy brown hair. He has a goatee, moustache, and sideburns. He has several tattoos, including tattoos on the back of his calves. He is possibly still driving his 1992 black BMW. The vehicle has tinted windows and chrome wheels. The vehicle may have a small spoiler on the trunk. The vehicle has a California license plate of 4BXV818.

Ryan Baillie should be considered armed and dangerous. He is in possession of a 9 m.m. handgun and has threatened to shoot police who try to arrest him.

Anyone with information about this case or the location of Ryan Baillie is urged to contact Detective Smith at 909-320-8062. In an emergency call 911.