Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 14, 2005
Contact Sergeant Leon Phillips
Phone (951) 320-8061
Fax (951) 320-8043


Driver with Gunshot Wound Hospitalized

Riverside, Ca-  On Thursday, January 13, 2005, at approximately 1:00 am, the Riverside Police and Fire Departments received a report of a traffic accident with unknown injuries at Arroyo and Palisade in the City of Riverside. A pick-up truck traveling Westbound on Arroyo had left the roadway and collided with a tree. The Riverside Fire Department arrived first and found an injured male inside of the truck.

The driver was transported to Riverside Community Hospital for emergency treatment of his injuries. Emergency Room staff discovered he had suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound and notified the police. Detectives from the Robbery/Homicide Unit were called and responded to the scene for a shooting investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to call Detective Steve Shumway at 951-320-8011.