Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 5, 2005
  Contact Officer Phil Fernandez
Phone (951) 826-5939
Fax (951) 826-2593


Altercation Leads to Shooting

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at approximately 1:15 PM officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the area of Indiana Avenue and Harrison Street regarding a gunshot victim. Investigation revealed the victim was involved in a dispute, which originated on the freeway, with two unknown suspects. The dispute erupted into a physical altercation, which resulted in the victim being shot in the face. The two unknown suspects were described as White males with shaved heads. The suspects were last seen driving southbound Harrison Street in a white Ford Ranger pick-up. The weapon is believed to be a small caliber weapon and the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the General Investigations Bureau at (951) 320-8000.