A homeless man in a wheelchair, known for asking for spare change, was beaten to death outside a Riverside barber shop early today.
Dispatchers received a 911 call at 4:35 a.m. about the victim and sent police to a business complex in the 3300 block of Iowa Avenue.
The man was identified as a transient who was assaulted and died at the scene, Riverside police Sgt. David Amador said.
The victim’s name was not released pending notification of relatives. He was known to have frequented the area in his wheelchair, asking patrons for spare change, Amador said.
Police asked anyone who has information about the killing to call Detective Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104 or Detective Adrian Tillett at (951)-353-7105.