Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

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


Officer Involved Shooting

Riverside, Ca-  On Monday, May 20, 2002 at 0211 hours, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Pierce regarding a suspicious vehicle and occupants (possible burglary in-progress). The vehicle was described as a white Ford F-150 pickup. Officers searched the area and located a vehicle matching that description. They attempted to contact the occupants who were inside the vehicle. The subjects attempted to leave the area and the F-150 pickup struck a marked black-and-white police car. The occupants attempted to leave on foot. An officer from the Riverside Police Department fired his weapon and struck a suspect. The suspect (who is described as a male/white) was treated at a local hospital. The injuries do not appear to life threatening.

The identity of the suspect of the suspect has not been confirmed pending further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Greg Rowe (909) 320-8000.