TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CRIME: THE SHOOTER AND THE DRIVER.
RPD Lt. Guy Toussaint.
Riverside Police Lieutenant Guy Toussaint contacted The Truth Publication, informing some developments about the investigations of the murder case occurred in the East Side area on February 23, when Lareanz Simmons, 14, was killed by a look-like Spanish man.
Lt. Toussaint said that police is looking for a beige or silver 4-door mid size vehicle and a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s. The boy was walking in front of his grandmother's home, where he lived, when the assassin shot him 5 or 6 times. An accomplice of the killer was the driver. Lareanz died on February 28, and his relatives donated his organs. The victim, who was black, was a well-liked Poly High School freshman with no gang affiliations. His dream was to enrol in the U.S. Army. "He was a caring kid who gave back to his community through his work with the Junior ROTC Program," informed Toussaint.
The Truth Publication already published there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the criminal. Somebody saw something at the moment of the assassination, and whoever is, he/she, should come forward to help the police to solve this horrible crime, which cost the life of a good kid and has created a high tension in that community, well known for gang violence between blacks and Hispanics.
Police have been searching the homes of people on probation or parole. They have turned up several guns, as well as information that has helped the investigation.There were shootings in the neighborhood the day before and the day after Lareanz was shot, and those willing to commit crimes have been arming themselves, Police reported. Lareanz grandmother Bernice Hobdy requested the public assistance. Calls to the police can be made anonymously contacting 1-800-782-7463.