Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 5, 2002
Contact Sergeant Ed Blevins
Phone (909) 320-8015
Fax (909) 320-8043



Riverside, Ca-  On October 5, 2002, at approximately 1:40 PM, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to Riverside Community Hospital reference a gunshot victim. Upon arrival officers learned that the victim and two other subjects had been driving on Central Ave., west of Phoenix Ave., when subjects in a passing vehicle fired several shots into their vehicle.  The victim, who was in the rear seat, was struck once in the upper body.  The other subjects in the vehicle were uninjured and transported the victim to Community Hospital.  The victim, a thirteen (13) year old male from Riverside, subsequently died from his injuries.

Detectives with the Homicide Investigations Unit responded to the scene and their investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Terry Meyer at (909) 320-8003.