Homeless man in wheelchair assaulted, killed near Riverside barbershop

A homeless man in a wheelchair dies after being assaulted in Riverside; police search for witnesses

A homeless man in a wheelchair was found dead outside a Riverside barber shop Sunday morning, authorities said.

The man died after he was assaulted, but police did not specify how. The man's body was found around 4:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of Iowa Avenue, according to the Riverside Police Department. 

The victim was not immediately identified but police said he was a well-known transient in the area near the strip mall center that includes the barber shop.

Investigators are searching for witnesses who were in the area early Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104 or Det. Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105. 

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