Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 14, 2005
Contact Sergeant Frank Assumma
Phone (951) 320-8124
Fax (951) 320-8138


Attempted Murder



Riverside, Ca- On 7-14-05, at about 1357 Hrs., officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the park located at 4321 Sedgewick in the city of Riverside regarding a shooting. Three males walked to the park (one Black male and two Hispanic males) to meet a friend. The two Hispanic males spoke to the friend while the Black male sat on a signal control box in the park and spoke on his cell phone. A silver or gray sedan containing two Hispanic males drove by and the passenger yelled out the name of a local gang. The Black male sitting on the signal box ignored the occupants of the car and continued to talk on his cell phone. The car negotiated a u-turn and parked in the parking lot of the park. The driver and passenger exited the car and confronted the Black male asking him why he was in the park. An argument ensued and the Black male called for his friends to assist him. At this point the Hispanic male passenger from the car pulled out a handgun and fired four shots at the Black male, striking him in the hand and right leg. The Black male was transported to Riverside Community Hospital and he is expected to recover from his injuries. Anyone with information is requested to call Detective Scott Impola at (951) 320-8132.