For Immediate Release
|Date||March 2, 2005|
|Contact||Sergeant John Capen|
Riverside, Ca- On July 1, 1997, Emiliano
Zaragoza and an acquaintance were standing in the driveway of a residence near
Third Street and Anderson Street in the City of Riverside. At approximately 7:30
pm, a vehicle occupied by three male Hispanics stopped in front of the
residence. One of the occupants got out of the vehicle and engaged Zaragoza and
his acquaintance in a brief conversation then fired several rounds from a
handgun, ultimately killing Zaragoza and critically injuring his acquaintance.
The suspect got back into the vehicle, which then fled the scene.
Suspect description obtained at the time of the murder: Hispanic, Male, 18 to 25 years old, 5’8” to 6’2” tall, slender build, brown hair, and unknown colored eyes.
Suspect vehicle description obtained at the time of the murder: 1996 to 1997 Silver or Champagne colored four door Honda Civic sedan. This vehicle was possibly lowered and had chrome rims.
This homicide investigation has recently been re-opened. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Riverside Police Detective Jay Greenstein at (951) 320-8058. If you desire to remain anonymous you can telephone We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or file a RPD Crime Tip.