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Press Release – Homicide / 1910C-0971

On October 4, 2019, at approximately 2315 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple 911 telephone calls reporting gunshots in the 32500 Block of Navajo Trail, Cathedral City. More calls to the police were received at 2316 reporting a shooting incident at that location.  Cathedral City Police responded to the area (arriving at 2320 hours) and found two adult males on a residential sidewalk, suffering from an unknown number of gunshot wounds.  Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics responded to assist, began emergency-medical treatment and transported both shooting victims to Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC).  Unfortunately, one of the victims has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and has been pronounced deceased. 

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Homicide Investigation / #1909C-5692

On September 25, 2019, at approximately 0034 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple 911 telephone calls reporting gunshots in the 30900 Block of San Gabriel Circle, Cathedral City.  Cathedral City Police responded to the area (arriving at 0036 hours) and found an adult male suffering from an unknown number of gunshots to his body.  Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics responded to assist, began emergency-medical treatment and transported the victim to Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC).  Unfortunately, the male succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased. 

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Arrest of Homicide suspect from CCPD case 8-19-19

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 0052 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 calls, regarding a disturbance in the area of the 68300 Block of Madrid Road.  Cathedral City Police officers responded to the area (arriving at 0101 hrs.) and found an adult male (later identified as Alberto Alvarez) on the street/sidewalk area suffering from an undetermined number of gunshots to his body.  CCPD officers started immediate life-saving efforts until Cathedral City Fire Paramedics responded to transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center for emergency medical care.

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Press Release – PACT 1908P-4107

On August 22, 2019, at approximately 0701 HRS., Officers and Investigators from the Coachella Valley Post-Release Accountability Compliance Team (PACT) were attempting a warrant service at a location known as the Marquis Villas Resort, in the City of Palm Springs.

While officers were attempting entry into the hotel room, a fleeing occupant fired a round from a shotgun, while inside of one of the rooms. Officers secured all occupants of the residence and found no one injured. After completing their investigation, they were able to determine the person with the shotgun, discharged a round accidentally, into the wall of the interior of a bedroom, almost striking another occupant in another room.

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Press Release 187 1908-4063.1

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 0052 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 calls, regarding a disturbance in the area of the 68300 Block of Madrid Road.  Cathedral City Police officers responded to the area (arriving at 0101 hrs.) and found an adult male on the street/sidewalk area suffering from an undetermined number of gunshots to his body.  CCPD officers started immediate life-saving efforts until Cathedral City Fire Paramedics responded to transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center for emergency medical care.

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Press Release 187 1908-4019.1

On August 18, 2019, at approximately 1848 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple 911 telephone calls reporting gunshots heard in the area of Aliso Road near Avenida Juarez and Avenida Del Yermo.  Cathedral City Police responded to the area (arriving at 1850 hours) and found an adult male suffering from an unknown number of gunshots to his body.  Cathedral City Fire Paramedics responded to assist, however, the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Cathedral City Police Detectives were notified and arrived to assist.  The incident is being investigated as a homicide and is in progress at this time.  Some road closures are still in place on Aliso Rd. for police activity.

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Vehicle Pursuit and Self-inflicted Gunshot / #1908C-0183

On 8/1/19 at 5:51 PM, CCPD Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 68400 block of Espada Road regarding a despondent male possibly threatening suicide.  Officers arrived and contacted family members of a 58-year old Cathedral City resident. The male was not at location.  The family was concerned about their relative, who left the residence with a firearm.  The family was concerned about his emotional state and felt he may be a danger to himself.  A short time later, officers located the male driving his pick-up truck in the residential area. 

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Homicide Investigation / #1906C-0272

On June 2, 2019, at approximately 0156 hours, Cathedral City Police received a 911 call from the area of 68100 Ramon Rd.  The caller was the security guard at Guatemala Grill (a restaurant/nightclub at that location).  The callers reported a customer had taken his gun from a security guard and shot a female in the parking lot of the business.  Cathedral City Police responded, started a criminal investigation and learned the following: The bar was closing for business and the armed, private-security guard became involved in a physical fight with a number of patrons.  During the altercation, the security guard was disarmed by a male patron, inside the business.  The suspect walked outside with the security guard’s gun as the security guard followed and called 911 but was threatened by the suspect to drop his phone or he would be shot. A second dispute began outside the business between other patrons.  During this dispute, the suspect involved himself in the altercation and pistol whipped one female patron and shot another female patron in the upper torso.  The suspect and others flee in a vehicle, which is followed by witnesses who called 911 as followed.  Cathedral City Police officers track the vehicle to the AM/PM gas station at Palm Rd. and Paul Rd. in the area of Interstate 10 and unincorporated area of Riverside County. Along with assistance from Palm Springs Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect, all involved parties and the outstanding pistol are located.  The shooting victim was treated at a local hospital – no further info is available on her condition at this time.

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