Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File # O222420026
On August 30, 2022, at 2:26 p.m., deputies assigned to the Palm Desert Station were dispatched to a report of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon at the intersection of San Miguelito Drive and Westchester Drive in Thousand Palms. Upon arrival, deputies learned an adult male was assaulted by an adult female with a knife. The investigation revealed the male victim shot the female suspect, who ran away and then fled in a vehicle. The female was driven to a nearby fire station, where she succumbed to her gunshot wound injuries. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation.
The male victim was determined to a be a licensed concealed carry weapon holder. The identification of the involved parties will not be released until notification of next of kin and further investigation is completed
There have been no arrests made and the investigation is currently on-going. No additional information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Hickok at the Palm Desert Sheriff Station Investigation Bureau at 760-836-1600.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.
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