Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release 187_1905-2890 / Homicide Investigation

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

Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #1905C-2890

Date/Time Reported: May 13, 2019 / 2005 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 67100 Block of Santa Barbara Dr. Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Unknown
City of Residence:


Name:   Not for release at this time
Age:     23
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA

On May 13, 2019, at approximately 2005 hours, Cathedral City Police received 911 calls from citizens reporting gunshots heard in the 67100 Block of Santa Barbara Drive. Cathedral City Police Officers responded to the scene and located a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Cathedral City Fire/Paramedics arrived on scene and began emergency medical treatment.  Unfortunately, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Cathedral City Police Detectives responded to the scene and have initiated a homicide investigation.

At this time, there are residential roadways closed in the area: Santa Barbara east to San Luis Rey and San Antonio to the west. Road closures are anticipated through the early morning due to police activity.

The identity of the deceased is not for release.  Positive identification of the victim and notification of next of kin is being handled by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

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 / 760-770-0355 or via our website at

The Cathedral City Police Department has no other information to release at this time.

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