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Posted on: April 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Palm Springs
Written Date:April 23, 2021Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:April 23, 2021Time:1:47 AM
Incident Location:100 block of East Via Escuela, Palm Springs
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Richard Carroll
File Number(s):MB211130001

Fabian Herrera


On April 23, 2021, at approximately 1:47 AM, the Palm Springs Police Department received a call for service to assist bail agents attempting to arrest a suspected fugitive. Officers responded to the 100 block of East Via Escuela in Palm Springs and met with bail agents who were inside the location attempting to arrest the fugitive.

During the incident, a bail agent discharged his firearm, striking the fugitive. Despite life-saving measures performed by the officers and medical personnel, the suspect ultimately died at the scene. Officers from the Palm Springs Police Department did not discharge any firearms. The decedent was identified as 33-year-old David Spann.

It was learned the bail agent, 36-year-old Fabian Herrera, was not properly licensed and, due to his criminal history, was prohibited from possessing firearms. Although Spann was wanted by a bail agency, there was no warrant for his arrest by law enforcement. As a result of this investigation, Fabian Herrera was arrested and booked for murder.

Due to Palm Springs Police Officers being present during the shooting, investigator's from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Force Investigations Detail were called to assist in the investigation.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department Force Investigations Detail is comprised of sheriff's and district attorney investigators and will lead this investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Riverside Sheriff Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777 or District Attorney Investigator Munoz at (951) 955-5506.

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

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