Police seek suspect in fatal stabbing of man in downtown Riverside

RIVERSIDE – A man was stabbed outside a music venue in Riverside’s historic downtown area just before midnight, and died minutes later on Sunday,

May 11.

Bruce Mackey, 41, of Moreno Valley, was found dying on the street when police received a “subject down” call at 11:50 p.m. Saturday from the Mission Tobacco Lounge on University Ave., Riverside police Sgt. Dan Russell said.

They found a victim suffering from stab wounds.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police reports indicate the victim had walked up to the suspect, who was sitting on a curb.

Russell said the suspect stood up, stabbed the victim for no apparent reason, and walked away.

The suspect was described as a bald Latino in his mid 20s or 30s with a muscular build. Police did not know if he was acquainted with the attacker.

The victim’s name was not released while police notify his family.

Police asked anyone with information about the case to call Riverside police Detective Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135 or Detective Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104.

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