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Press Release: Deputy Involved Shooting
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: March 4, 2019 Time: 11:00 PM
Incident Date: March 4, 2019 Time: 4:55 PM
Incident Location: 39000 Block of Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Deputy Mike Vasquez, Public Information Officer
File Number(s): S190630052
Coroner's Release: 2019-02888

Update 03-05-2019:

The suspect in this case was identified as Stephen Kaylor, 63 years of Indio.  This case remains an ongoing investigation.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


On Monday, March 4th, about 4:55 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff Department, assigned to the contract city of Rancho Mirage, responded to several reports of shots being fired.  The initial callers described an adult male shooting at the Eisenhower Hospital, Desert Orthopedic Center, located within the 39000 block of Bob Hope Drive.

Within minutes, deputies arrived and contacted a male who matched the description provided by callers.  The male was armed with a handgun and moments later a deputy involved shooting occurred.  Deputies rendered life-saving measures and requested paramedics for additional medical assistance.  Despite life-saving measures by first responders, the suspect succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The suspect’s named will not be released pending identification and notification of next of kin.  No deputies or citizens were injured during the incident.

The involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave per Department policy.  The involved deputies’ names will not be released at this time.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department's Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Gomez at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Hendry at (760) 836-1600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.



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