Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – Officer involved shooting 1901C-2707

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Officer Involved Shooting / Case #1901C-2707

Date/Time Reported: January 13, 2019 / 4:42 PM
Location of Occurrence: 31033 Date Palm Cathedral City, CA 92234

Involved Party Information:

Suspect Name: Not for release
Age: Not for release
City of Residence: Not for release
Victim’s Name: Not for release
Age: Not for release
City of Residence: Not for release

Synopsis of Incident

Cathedral City Police are investigating a shooting incident, which happened at about 4:50 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a scene near Date Palm Drive and McCallum Way, regarding a disturbance between a male and female, reported at 4:42 p.m. A Cathedral City police officer arrived a short time after, at which point the officer saw a Hispanic male shoot a Hispanic female, killing her.

The incident happened in front of the officer. The suspect immediately began shooting at the officer, striking the officer’s police vehicle several times. The officer then returned fire, striking the suspect. Cathedral City Fire Department paramedics were immediately dispatched to assist with emergency medical aid. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The female was reported deceased at the scene as a result of the injuries from the shooting.

The Cathedral City officer involved suffered minor injuries.

The incident is now being investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

No other information is available for dissemination at this time.

End of media release.

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