Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of teen outside Riverside church

Thomas Scott, left, was arrested in connection to the shooting death of Luis Quintanar, right, outside Central Community Church in Riverside on Aug. 28.

Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of an 18-year-old who was killed outside a Riverside church.

Thomas Scott, 30, of Riverside, was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Riverside County Jail for murder.

He's accused of shooting Luis Quintanar after an argument in the parking lot of the Central Community Church on Aug. 28.

Investigators say the teen and his friends were walking when they were approached by Scott. A physical altercation occurred, and the suspect shot Quintanar with a handgun and fled the scene.

Upon receiving tips from the public, detectives located and arrested Scott.

Riverside police believe there may be additional witnesses to the crime. If you have any relevant information, you're urged to contact Detective Mike O'Boyle at (951) 353-7213 or Detective Dave Smith at (951) 353-7103.
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