Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Shooting Investigation / #2004C-0910

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Shooting Investigation / #2004C-0910

Date/Time of Initial Crime: April 4, 2020 / 1844 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: McCallum Way/ Avenida Alvera, Cathedral City, CA


On April 4, 2020, at approx. 1945 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Avenida Juarez and McCallum Way regarding multiple gunshots heard in the area.  A short period of time later, officers were dispatched to a second call in the area – a traffic collision involving a vehicle that ran off of the roadway and collided with a tree in the area of McCallum Way and Avenida Alvera.  At the traffic collision scene, officers discovered a male inside of the vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers and Cathedral City Fire paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving efforts.  Unfortunately, the male succumbed to his wounds at the scene and was pronounced deceased.  CCPD detectives were called out to the scene, which at this time is being considered a homicide investigation.  The identity of the adult male is not available for release at this time, pending completion of the Riverside County Sheriffs/Coroners investigation and next of kin notification.

This investigation is still newly developing and no further information is available at this time.  We ask that if you have been a witness to this crime, have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 or Detective Sergeant Rick Sanchez at 760-202-2488 or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:

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