Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 6, 2004
Contact Officer Felix Medina Jr.
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593


Suspect Taken into custody after Brandishing a Firearm


Riverside, Ca- On Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 2:25 pm, Riverside Police Officers responded to the 5400 block of Del Monte Street in the City of Riverside reference a family disturbance. The initial information relayed to the police communications center was that the suspect, identified as David Raymond Rose, 28 years old of Riverside, had brandished a handgun at family members inside their single family residence and left in a blue truck. Approximately ten minutes later, David Rose returned to the residence and parked his blue truck in the driveway.

Less than two minutes after David Rose returned to his residence, Riverside Police Officers arrived on scene and spoke with Rose while he sat inside his truck. Rose exited his truck and pointed a handgun towards his head. While officers continued to give Rose verbal commands to drop the gun, a separate team of officers went to the rear of the house and safely evacuated two female adults and one infant to a safe location.

While officers continued talking to Rose in the driveway of his residence, Rose walked towards his garage door, went inside and closed the door. Rose went to a garage window that faces the front yard, pulled open the curtain and began talking with the officers. Rose closed the curtain and officers heard one shot come from inside of the garage. A team of Riverside Police Officers was preparing to enter the house when Rose opened the garage window curtain and crawled outside to the front yard. Officers gave Rose verbal commands to drop the handgun and he complied. Rose then advanced towards the officers and when he refused to stop, a less-than-lethal sponge round was deployed striking the Rose in the leg. Rose was then taken into custody and transported to a local hospital.

Rose will be booked into the Riverside County Jail for Brandishing a Firearm.