Riverside Police Department
Press Release


13 Mar 2000


Riverside, CA—On Sunday, 03-12-2000, at approximately 9:09 A.M., Riverside Police Officers were dispatched to the Lincoln Apartments in the 2800 block of Grace Street regarding a report of a subject down, possible attempt homicide. They found a male Black in the parking lot at the rear of the complex suffering from gunshots wounds to the upper body. Responding medical personnel transported him to Parkview Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10:00 A.M.

The victim has been identified as Deshan D. Cromartie, Black male, DOB 09-30-78, of Riverside. The suspect, Keith D. Arline, Black male, DOB 02-27-78, of Riverside, turned himself in shortly after 12:30 P.M., at the Orange Street Police Station. He was later booked for the homicide. Both the victim and the suspect were active members of a local street gang referred to as the "2800 Blocc Crips."

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bob Shelton at (909)320-8049, or Detective Keith Kensinger at (909)320-8034.