Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 10, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


Man Arrested Fleeing Scene of Assault

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday August 10, 2004 at 8:14 A. M. Riverside Police Officers responded to 1110 W. Blaine Street after receiving a 911 call from a 21 year-old male victim of an assault. He sustained severe injuries to his upper body, including a fractured neck.

When police arrived at the scene they identified themselves as police officers and knocked on the apartment door. They got no response. Fearing for the safety of anyone inside, they forced entry into the apartment. They located the victim on the floor of the apartment. They summoned medical aid personnel that transported him to Riverside Community Hospital. He is in critically unstable condition.

As the police were entering the apartment, 23 year-old Aaron Harris of San Bernardino fled through an upstairs window. He was taken into custody nearby. Investigators interviewed him and later booked him into the Robert Presley Detention Center for 664-187 P.C. Attempted Murder.

Investigators are not releasing further details of the case due to additional interviews being necessary.

Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call Detective Richard Wheeler at 909-320-8003 or Detective David Smith at 909-320-8062.