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Posted on: August 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:August 8, 2020Time:8:50 PM
Incident Date:August 7, 2020Time:7:34 PM
Incident Location:84000 block of Avenue 50, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Richard Carroll
File Number(s):Y202200035


On Friday, August 7, 2020, at 7:34 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Thermal Station, responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision in 84000 block of Avenue 50 in Coachella. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a collision involving an SUV and two pedestrians.

Deputies found the driver of the SUV deceased inside the vehicle. It appeared the driver sustained a gunshot wound from a car to car shooting and, as a result, collided into the pedestrians who were walking on the sidewalk. The driver of the vehicle succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Paramedics transported one of the pedestrians to an area hospital for further medical treatment. The pedestrian, however, succumbed to her injuries. The second pedestrian sustained minor injuries.

Due to the nature of this incident, investigators from the Thermal Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. At this time, the decedent’s names are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

This is an active investigation, and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information or videos regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Mullins at (951) 955-2777 or Thermal Station Investigator Hammond (760) 863-8990.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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