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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Shooting / Attempt Homicide Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Shooting / Attempt Homicide Arrest
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:May 12, 2021Time:1:00 AM
Incident Date:May 11, 2021Time:7:47 PM
Incident Location:83-100 block of Alvarado Avenue, Thermal
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):C211310043

Jorge Dominguez


On May 11, 2021, at 7:47 P.M., Thermal Station deputies responded to the 83-100 block of Alvarado Avenue, in Thermal, regarding a shooting.The passenger of a black Chevy Silverado was seen shooting at an occupied residence before fleeing the scene. The suspect vehicle was located in the city of Coachella and two occupants, one of them identified as Jorge Dominguez, 21 of Indio, and a 14-year-old male juvenile, were taken into custody. A loaded 9mm handgun along with spent shell casings were located in the vehicle and seized. The male juvenile was also a suspect in a second shooting which occurred on May 5th, 2021, on Alvarado Avenue.

Members of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT) and the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) served a search warrant in the 44-700 block of Palm Street, in the city of Indio, as a result of the incident. Additional evidence of the second shooting was located. Dominguez was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center, in the city of Indio, for shooting at an occupied dwelling, attempt homicide, and conspiracy. The 14-year-old male juvenile was booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall for shooting at an occupied dwelling, attempt homicide, and conspiracy.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Perez with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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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