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Gunman, victims in Riverside slayings worked for state Corrections Department

May 11, 2011 |  6:46 pm


A gunman killed by Riverside police after a nighttime rampage and his two victims were current or former officers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, authorities said Wednesday evening.

The two victims -- a man and woman -- were slain by the gunman, who fired multiple rounds in an upscale neighborhood before he was fatally shot Tuesday evening by a responding officer.

The gunman was identified as Virgil Anthony Millon, 46, a former lieutenant who left the Corrections Department in August 2008, according to the Riverside Police Department.

One of the victims was Arabella Bradford, 38, a parole agent who had worked at the Corrections Department since 1997.

The other victim was identified as Malvin H. Conley, 43, a correctional officer at the state prison in Chino. He had been with the agency since 1993, police said.

A neighbor told The Times that the gunman was the ex-boyfriend of the woman who was killed. She recently began dating the man who was slain, according to the neighbor.

Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint said that detectives had not established a motive for the killings but that they were investigating whether it involved a former relationship between Millon and Bradford.

"We're looking into every possible motive," he told The Times on Wednesday evening.


Love triangle may have been part of Riverside triple homicide

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Photo: Riverside police investigators survey the crime scene in the 11500 block of Trailway Drive where a man believed to have shot and killed two people Wednesday morning. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times