Press Releases

Thermal Station

Posted on: June 7, 2022

Homicide

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza

File # Y221530001

Update:

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Andrew Quintana Martinez

Investigators identified and arrested the suspect in this investigation as Andrew Quintana Martinez, 22-year-old resident of Coachella. Martinez was booked into the local jail. There are no outstanding suspects in this investigation. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Anderson of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Glasper of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station 760-863-8990.

Update:

The victim in this case has been identified as Jose A. Molina, 32-year-old resident of Coachella. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Anderson of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Glasper of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station 760-863-8990.

Details:

On June 2, 2022, at 12:17 a.m., deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting on the 85000 block of Cairo Ave., in Coachella. Upon arriving, deputies located a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The male was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Anderson of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Glasper of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station 760-863-8990.

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

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


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