Apr 16, 2015
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A man who was shot in the foot near his Richmond home Wednesday night was treated at Kaiser Richmond and released the same night, but ended up in jail along with three others in connection with an El Cerrito shooting last week.

The man, identified as 23-year-old Kevin Parrilla, was arrested after an officer interviewing him at the hospital recognized him as a suspect in the El Cerrito shooting on Friday, April 10.

Officers were called to the hospital about 10:30 p.m. after Parrilla showed up seeking treatment.

During an interview, Parrilla told a police sergeant that he’d been shot near his home in the 700 block of Amador Street by two males in a black Jeep. When he stated his home address, the sergeant recognized it immediately.

It turns out Parrilla and three other people were scheduled to be served $2 million search warrants at their Amador home in connection with the April 10 shooting in El Cerrito, police said. In that shooting, a 16-year-old girl was shot at, but not hit, by an ex-boyfriend in the 8300 block of Kent Court, according to El Cerrito police.


The police sergeant who was conducting the interview at Kaiser Hospital, an RPD SWAT team member, was aware of the impending raid on the Amador home.

Shortly after Parrilla was treated and released from hospital care, he was arrested. That same night, RPD officers descended on his house arrested the other three suspects in cooperation with El Cerrito police. A firearm was seized during the operation and is undergoing forensic tests.

The other suspects, all Richmond residents, were identified by El Cerrito police as Elijah J. Lewis, 20,  Eiona R. Lewis, 21, and a 15 year old girl. The 15-year-old was subsequently released from custody.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.