Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Homicide Investigation / #1909C-5692

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #1909C-5692

Date/Time Reported: September 25, 2019 / 0034 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 30900 Block of San Gabriel Circle Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Unknown
City of Residence:


Name:   Not for Release
Age:     31
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA


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.

Cathedral City Police Detectives were notified and responded to the crime scene and to DRMC.  The Riverside County Sheriff/Coroner Office responded to the hospital to conduct their investigation.

At this time, the incident is being investigation as a homicide and the investigation is in progress.

The victim is a 31-year-old male, Cathedral City resident.  He has been identified by law enforcement; however, his identity will not be released at this time, pending the Riverside County Coroner’s Investigation and formal verifications and notifications to family.

This investigation is in early stages of progress and more information will be released – when deemed appropriate by Cathedral City Police Detectives.

The Cathedral City 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 Rick Sanchez at 760-202-2488 or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:

No other information will be released at this time.

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