RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Deputy Involved Shooting|
|Station Area:||Palm Desert|
|Written Date:||June 23, 2020||Time:||3:11 AM|
|Incident Date:||June 22, 2020||Time:||10:29 PM|
|Incident Location:||41000 Block of Boardwalk in the city of Palm Desert|
|Reporting Officer:||Correctional Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro, Public Information Officer|
On Monday, June 22, 2020, approximately 10:29PM, Palm Desert Station was dispatched to an alarm call at a gun store in the 41000 Block of Boardwalk, City of Palm Desert. The reporting party contacted dispatch and advised the business had been broken into and they believed there were suspects inside the business. Once on scene, deputies discovered an unoccupied vehicle, which was rammed into the front of the business. Deputies immediately established a perimeter.
Shortly after the perimeter was established, an adult male, armed with a firearm, exited the front of the business and a deputy involved shooting occurred. Deputies and Cal Fire rendered medical aid to the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased. The identity of the suspect will be released by the coroner’s office once positive identification can be established, and next of kin can be notified.
The deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputies names will not be released at this time.
Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail and Palm Desert Station responded and assumed the investigation. This is an active and on-going investigation. The Force Investigations Detail encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Dickey at (951) 955-2777.