Lake Elsinore Cold-Case Killing: Investigators Issue New Plea


It’s been six years since 35-year-old Menifee resident Henry Shannon was slain in Lake Elsinore. His killers remain at large.

LAKE ELSINORE, CA — On the sixth anniversary of a Menifee man’s slaying in Lake Elsinore, sheriff’s investigators released new information this week and issued a public plea to help find his killers.

Henry Shannon | Riverside County Sheriff’s Office

Around 3:30 p.m. May 14, 2018, 35-year-old Henry Shannon was shot in the old Walmart parking lot, near Railroad Canyon Road and Grape Street. Wounded, he drove about one mile before crashing off the side of the road near the intersection of Railroad Canyon and Church roads.

When first responders arrived, they treated Shannon at the scene before he was transported to a local hospital. He died that day from the bullet wounds, according to the sheriff’s office.

Over the last six years, investigators have chased several leads but the suspects involved in Shannon’s killing remain unidentified.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office released surveillance photos and offered new details about the suspects’ vehicle in the hope that someone might recognize it.

“Witnesses during the night of the shooting advised the suspects fled the area in a dark blue four-door Buick sedan (model year 1997-2003),” according to the sheriff’s office. See the images above of the sedan that was captured on surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Lance Stoyer with the Riverside Sheriff’s Office Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.


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