Man Arrested in Connection With Death of Teen Shot in Riverside Church Parking Lot

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a teen who was shot in the parking lot of a Riverside Church last month, officials said.

Riverside Police released this photo of Thomas Scott on Sept. 16, 2016.

Riverside Police released this photo of Thomas Scott on Sept. 16, 2016.

Thomas Scott was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder Thursday in the death of Luis Quintanar.

Quintanar was shot in the parking lot of Central Community Church in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue about 1:15 a.m., on Aug. 28, 10 days after his 18th birthday, Riverside police said. He later died at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation found that Quintanar was walking in the area with friends when they were approached by the suspect. A fight broke out and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim before running from the scene, police said.

Luis Quintanar, seen in a picture provided by his mother, was shot and killed in a church parking lot in Riverside on Aug. 28, 2016.

Luis Quintanar, seen in a picture provided by his mother, was shot and killed in a church parking lot in Riverside on Aug. 28, 2016.

The investigation, including tips from the public, led authorities to Scott, 30, of Riverside, police said.

The motive behind the crime remains unknown.

Detectives believe there may be more people who witnessed the shooting and left the area before police arrived.

Anyone who has information about the incident can call Detective Mike O’Boyle at 951-353-7213, or Detective Dave Smith at 951-353-7103.