Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date June 20, 2002
Contact Lieutenant John Wallace
Phone (909) 826-5836
Fax (909) 826-5699


Press Conference
Homicide of Jeffery Owens

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach will be holding a press conference regarding updated information on the criminal investigation and arrests of multiple suspects in the Jeffery Owens Homicide case.

Jeffery Owens 40, of Moreno Valley was fatally wounded in a stabbing attack on June 6, 2002, in the parking lot of the Menagerie bar, located in the 3500 block of University Avenue. Also injured in the attack was Michael Bussee, 48 of Riverside his injuries were not life threatening.

The press conference will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2002 in front of the Safe in His Arms statue:

Riverside Police Department
Orange Street Station
4102 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501

This incident has been investigated as a possible hate crime. The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States and California Constitutions for all individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

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