Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Saturday, February 17, 2007
Contact Pat Watters, Sergeant
Phone (951) 353-7991

Homicide - Two Men Stabbed During Altercation at Apartment Complex

Riverside, Ca- On Friday February 16, 2007 at 5:50 P.M. a Riverside Police Officer saw a vehicle being driven erratically near the intersection of Van Buren and Colorado Avenues. After stopping the vehicle he discovered two stabbing victims inside who were being rushed to the hospital by a relative. Both men were treated at the scene prior to being transported to local hospitals. One victim is listed in serious condition; the other victim succumbed to his wounds.

During their investigation officers learned the two male victims, 18 and 35 years old, had been involved in a physical fight with 2-3 other men at an apartment complex in the 5800 block of Montgomery Avenue. No other information is being released at this time.

Detectives from the Centralized Investigations Bureau responded to process the crime scene and canvass the area for witnesses. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact Detective Mike Medici at 951-353-7104 or Detective Jim Brandt at 951-353-7137.