Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Homicide Investigation / #2102C-5395

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Albert Ruiz – 760-770-0345 – aruiz@cathedralcity.gov
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #2102C-5395

Date/Time Reported: February 21, 2021 / 2115 hours
Location of Occurrence: 68171 Ramon Road, Outpost Market, Cathedral City, CA

SUSPECT INFORMATION:
Name:   UNK
Age: UNK
City of Residence: UNK

VICTIM INFORMATION:
Name:   Not for release
Age:
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA


Summary:

On February 21, 2021, at approximately 2115 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 telephone calls reporting an armed robbery at the location. Additional information was obtained regarding the clerk / owner, an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. Officers arrived on scene and began emergency life saving measures. Unfortunately, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending family notification(s), and pending the investigation by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Cathedral City Police Detectives have responded to the scene and have initiated a homicide investigation.  Cathedral City Police Department Detectives are actively working leads in this case, however, the Police Department is asking for assistance from the community – if you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo at 760-202-0306, via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: cathedralcitypolice.com or email tips@cathedralcity.gov.

If you have information possibly associated with this incident, you may also report your information anonymously through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or WWW.WETIP.com.  Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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