Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release 187 1908-4019.1

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

Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #1908C-4019

Date/Time Reported: August 18, 2019 / 1848 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 68700 Block of Aliso Rd. Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Unknown
City of Residence:


Name:   Not for Release
Age:     29
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA

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.

The Riverside County Coroner’s Office was notified and they are on scene conducting their parallel investigation.  The victim 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 notifications.

At this time, no further information is available for release.  This investigation is in early stages of progress and more information may 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 have information, please contact Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Rick Sanchez at 760-202-2488 or via the police dept. website at

No other information will be released this evening.

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