Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

UPDATE- Press Release – Homicide Investigation / #2102C-5395

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

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo – lsanfillippo@cathedralcity.gov
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #2102C-5395

Date/Time Reported: February 21, 2021 / 2115 hours
Location of Occurrence: 68171 Ramon Road, Outpost Market, Cathedral City, CA

SUSPECT INFORMATION:
Name: UNK
Age: UNK
City of Residence: UNK

VICTIM INFORMATION:
Name: Chris Sgouromitis
Age: 61
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA


Armed male suspect

Summary:
On February 21, 2021, at approximately 2115 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 calls reporting an armed robbery at the location. Additional information was obtained regarding the clerk / owner, an adult male, suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. Officers arrived on scene and began emergency life saving measures. Unfortunately, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending family notification(s), and pending the investigation by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Updated Information:
The Cathedral City Police Department Detectives are actively working leads in this case and have been provided information being circulated throughout social media. All information is being sorted through and validated for its authenticity and validity to this investigation.

It is believed the male suspect, armed with a handgun, fatally shot the victim for an unknown reason prior to fleeing the business. (Photo of suspect attached)
However, the Cathedral City Police Department is still seeking further assistance from the community – if you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo at 760-770-0306, via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: cathedralcitypolice.com or email tips@cathedralcity.gov.

If you have information possibly associated with this incident, you may also report your information anonymously through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME (WWW.WETIP.com) or Crime Stoppers USA at: 1-(800)-222-TIPS. Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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