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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:May 3, 2021Time:12:30 PM
Incident Date:April 30, 2021Time:10:50 PM
Incident Location:84900 block of Bagdad Ave, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File Number(s):Y211200050


On April 30, 2021, at about 11:50 p.m., deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in in the 84900 block of Bagdad Ave, Coachella. Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim with gunshot wounds.  The male was transported by Air Ambulance to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The decedent was identified as Manuel Rodriguez, 25 years of Coachella. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Glasper  at the Thermal Station at 760-863-8990 or Investigator Barajas with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline .

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

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