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Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:July 16, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:July 15, 2021Time:10:30 PM
Incident Location:Washington Street and Varner Road
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Brosche
File Number(s):O211960023


On July 15, 2021, deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded to Washington Street and Varner Road to investigate a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male, later identified as Ruben Rene Quezada, a 38 year-old from Santa Fe Springs, deceased at the scene. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit and the Palm Desert Station were notified and have assumed the investigation. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to deputies arrival and are currently outstanding. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Hernandez of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

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