Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date July 8, 2005
Contact Sergeant John Capen
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043

 

Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation

 

                        

Riverside, Ca- On Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 37-year-old Alfonso Vera was shot and killed as he attempted to intervene in an argument between a male and two females inside of his residence at 4761 Doane Street. A second male became involved in the argument and ultimately Vera was shot several times. During the subsequent investigation, detectives from the Riverside Police Departmentís Robbery-Homicide Unit were able to identify the suspects.

On Friday, July 08, 2005, officers from the Inland Regional Apprehension Team (IRAT) and the California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested 28-year-old Fernando Contreras of Pomona, at a residence in Pomona. Contreras was charged with the murder of Alfonso Vera and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Contreras was in violation of the terms of his parole at the time of his arrest.

Previously, on Wednesday, June 30, 2005, officers from the Inland Regional Apprehension Team (IRAT) and the California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested 24-year-old Arturo Campos of Pomona for his involvement in the murder. He was located at his jobsite in the City of Redlands. Campos was charged with PC 32 - Aiding and Abetting a Murderer - and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Campos was also in violation of the terms of his parole at the time of his arrest.

Detectives have also obtained an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Luis Contreras of Pomona, for the murder of Alfonso Vera. Luis Contreras is the cousin of Fernando Contreras and is currently outstanding.

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is urged to contact Detective Greenstein at (951) 320-8058 or Detective Medici at (951) 320-8049.