Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Suspect arrested in 91 Freeway Double Homicide

Riverside, Ca- A suspect was arrested Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Hawthorne, Nev., in response to the Riverside Police Department investigation of a freeway shooting that killed two occupants and injured the driver of a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Highway 91 east of Madison St., Riverside, about 8 p.m., Sunday January 22, 2006.

Jawaun Deion GRAHAM, 20, of Compton, (see photo) is the suspect in the freeway shooting, where two men in a vehicle, Joel Rios, 26, of Moreno Valley; and Manuel Gomez, 24, of Anaheim, were killed and a third man, the driver, was injured when the driver of a passing vehicle fired several shots on the 91 freeway.

Suspect Graham is also sought in the January 30 shooting of two Hispanic youths on Seventh Avenue, near Douglass Street. Two male youths, ages 15 and 16, received non-life threatening gunshot injuries after verbal altercations with the suspect.

Anyone with any information about either of these cases is asked to contact Detective Mike Medici at (951) 320-8049 or Detective Steve Shumway at (951) 320-8011.


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