Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release 2105-3871

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Issuing Employee: Sergeant Albert Ruiz – 760-770-0345 –
Type of Case: Terrorist Threats / Home Intrusion Investigation / #2105-3871

Date/Time Reported: May 16, 2021/ 1816 hours.
Location of Occurrence: 38200 block of Chuperosa Lane, Cathedral City, CA

Name: Not for release
Age: –
City of Residence: –

Name: Not for release
Age: 85 years of age
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA


On May 16, 2021, at approximately 1816 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 telephone calls reporting a male intruder entered the residence and threatened the elderly occupants to leave his residence. As the occupants tried to defuse the situation the male intruder became agitated and made threats against their lives. The 85-year-old homeowner retrieved a firearm and defended himself by discharging the firearm, striking the male intruder in the upper body. The intruder was not known to the occupants. Officers arrived on the scene and immediately began emergency life-saving measures. Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics arrived on the scene and continued medical treatment and the subject was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center. The subject is currently listed in stable condition in ICU and will be monitored until he recovers. Cathedral City Police Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

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