For Immediate Release
|Date||July 8, 2005|
|Contact||Sergeant John Capen|
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
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.