Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Homicide Investigation / #1910C-0971

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

Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #1910C-0971

Date/Time Reported: October 4, 2019 / 2315 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 32500 Block of Navajo Trail, Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Unknown
City of Residence:



Name:   Jaime Antonio Monjaraz
Age:     23
City of Residence:  Desert Hot Springs, CA



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.  That victim has been positively identified as Jaime Antonio Monjaraz, 23, of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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

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  Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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