Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 08, 2001
Contact Sergeant T. Bacon
Phone (909) 320-8015
Fax (909) 320-8043


Murder Investigation

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday July 07, 2001 at 9:23 p.m., officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to a call of a stabbing victim at Indiana Avenue west of Jackson Street.  Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject had been stabbed and was in grave condition.  The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported to Riverside Community Hospital.  Upon arrival at the hospital the victim died from his apparent injuries.

Detectives from the General Investigations Bureau responded to conduct a homicide investigation.  The Detectives learned that the victim, in his twenties, had been walking on Indiana Avenue when the suspect, described as a male Hispanic in his twenties, attacked him.  The suspect stabbed the victim and fled prior to officer's arrival at the scene.

The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.  Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call Detective Steve Shumway at (909) 320-8011 or Detective Ron Sanfilippo at (909) 320-8051.