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Do you recognize this man? He’s wanted in a fatal Riverside bank shooting

By in Press Enterprise on September 14, 2017

By Brian Rokos

Riverside police have released a sketch of a suspect in the Sept. 1 shooting death of a motorist who had recently used the ATM at the Chase Bank on Magnolia Avenue near the Galleria at Tyler.

Daniel Dean, 27, of Yucaipa was found shot to death about 4:30 a.m. in his locked four-door sedan that had backed into a tree with the motor running, police said. Dean was newly engaged and left behind a 2-year-old daughter.

Witnesses reported hearing shots and seeing two people run across the parking lot.

The suspect in the sketch is described as a black man, age 19 to 24, 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall, with a thin build and dark, short hair.

Investigators ask that anyone who recognizes the suspect call Detective Jim Brandt at 951-353-7137 or Detective Mike Medici at 951-353-7104. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Riverside police at 951-353-7208 or rpdtips@riversideca.gov.

A Police Department Facebook post added: “We kindly ask the public to not identify the suspect publicly through social media.”

In the search — still ongoing — for the people responsible for the beating death of a man outside the Hideaway Cafe on Aug. 12, Riverside police posted photos of possible suspects on Facebook. Some commenters speculated on the identity of one of the men, going so far to identify him by name and posting his phone number.

That person turned out to be the wrong man and was cleared by police.

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