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Press Release: Negligent discharge of a stolen firearm
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: November 23rd, 2019 Time: 1:30 AM
Incident Date: November 22nd, 2019 Time: 9:53 PM
Incident Location: 50600 block of Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s): LA193260073
Jacob Gerber

Details:

On November 22nd, 2019, at 9:53 p.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta responded to the 50600 block of Eisenhower Drive regarding a subject shooting a firearm from the balcony of his residence. Deputies located the apartment in question and contacted Jacob Gerber, 21 of La Quinta, who admitted to firing a handgun from his apartment landing.  The firearm was located and was found to be stolen. Gerber was arrested for negligent discharging a firearm in a residential area and possession of a stolen firearm.  Gerber was booked at the Riverside County Jail located in the city of Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Pasch with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867). 

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

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