The Riverside City Council and Riverside County Board of Supervisors are each offering $100,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Riverside police Officer Ryan Bonaminio.
Another $100,000 is being offered by the District Attorney’s Office. Additional rewards are being offered by Riverside Police Officers Association, U.S. Marshals, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Morongo Casino.
The total reward money is more than $385,000.
Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge says the reward money is “a call for swift justice, and it is our statement of the value we place on the life and the work of Riverside police officers.”
Riverside police are releasing more details of the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of an officer who was gunned down while chasing a man suspected of driving a stolen big-rig truck.
The incident began when a citizen called at approximately 9:45 pm Sunday to report a hit-and-run accident at Highway 60 and Market Street in Riverside, police said in a news release. Officer Ryan Bonaminio was on patrol and attempted to pull over a semi-truck believed to be involved in the incident.
The semi-truck yielded in front of Fairmount Park and the driver ran off into the park area. Bonaminio ran after the suspect and witnesses reported shots being fired about that time. When backup officers arrived in the area, they found Bonaminio on the ground with a gunshot injury.
Bonaminio was transported by paramedics to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The suspect vehicle was a stolen rental big rig recovered a few miles away from the crime scene.
The suspect has been identified as a Black male mid-30’s to mid-40’s, 6-foot-1-inch or 6-foot-2-inches, slender build, possible facial hair. The suspect was last seen wearing dark clothing and a light-colored baseball cap. The suspect is wanted and believed to be armed with a handgun. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or incident is asked to contact Detective Ron Sanfilippo at 951-353-7105 or Detective Greg Rowe at 951-353-7130.