Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 3, 2004
Contact Lt. C. Griffitts
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6043


Attempted Homicide


Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police Officers responded to the 1900 blk. of Seventh St. regarding a report of five to six shots being fired in the area. As officers arrived into the area they received additional information of a wounded man in front of 3580 Dwight St.

Officers responded to the location and found a wounded subject later identified as Julio Cesar Godoy, 31, lying in the street. The victim appeared to have been shot four times the most serious was a gunshot wound to the head.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim and two acquaintances were riding bicycles on Ottawa Ave. approaching Loma Vista. Two black males approached them and started saying unknown type gang slang. One of the suspects then produced a semi-auto type handgun and started shooting at the victim. The victim was shot four times his two acquaintances were not injured. The two suspects fled in an unknown direction of travel.

Victim Godoy was transported to Riverside Community Hospital were it was determined his injuries were not life threatening.