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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:November 11, 2020Time:8:30 AM
Incident Date:November 10, 2020Time:9:00 PM
Incident Location:53000 block of Avenida Diaz, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant George Acevedo
File Number(s):LA203150090


Details:

On November 10, 2020, at 9:00 PM, La Quinta Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 53000 block of Avenida Diaz regarding multiple reports of gunshots and vehicles leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Deputies also responded to a second location at Calle Durango and Avenida Juarez regarding a traffic collision related to the shooting. The suspect fled the collision scene leaving behind a Glock 17 9mm handgun with an empty 30 round magazine inserted. Deputies located the 14-year-old male juvenile suspect in the nearby city of Coachella. The suspect was positively identified as being involved and was later booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall.

La Quinta Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant related to the shooting at the 53000 block of Avenida Diaz. An additional Glock 9mm handgun and a multitude of high capacity magazines and drums were seized. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Thermal Station Deputy Melissa Rodriguez at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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



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