Riverside Man Suspected Of Murdering Teenager In Church Parking Lot

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in Riverside, police said Friday.

Thomas Ryan Scott, of Riverside, was arrested taken into custody Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old man, according to police.

Around 1 a.m. on Aug. 28, officers responded to the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue for report of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Central Community Church.

Upon their arrival, police located the teenager suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

A preliminary investigation revealed an altercation occurred between Scott and the victim.

At some point, Scott pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot him before fleeing from the scene, police said.

Detectives believe there may be additional witnesses to this crime.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact the Riverside Police Department at (951) 353-7213.

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