Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Homicide: man struck by vehicle

Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police dispatch received a call Tuesday night reporting a man run over by a vehicle at 9:21 p.m., at the parking lot of the McDonalds restaurant at University and Eucalyptus avenues.

Initial investigation indicates that the victim argued with the suspect before the suspect jumped into a nearby vehicle, struck the victim with the car, which was then abandoned at the scene. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male, fled on foot. The victim, a 33-year-old black male, was pronounced dead at the scene by Riverside Fire Department paramedics, at 9:35 p.m.

Anyone with information helpful to this investigation is urged to call Riverside Police Detective Steve Shumway at (951) 353-7138 or Detective Ron Sanfilippo at (951) 353-7105.