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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Suspects Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Porfirio Rubio

File # C222740018 / C222740019

Details:

On October 1, 2022, at 3:09 PM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a report of a shooting that occurred on the 63000 block of Landon Lane in Thermal. The victims described the suspect vehicle as an early 2000 model Chevrolet pickup. While deputies were investigating the initial shooting, dispatch received a call for service regarding an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of a blue Chevrolet pickup and the occupants of a red four door sedan. The shooting occurred at the parking lot of a local market, located on the 65000 block of Harrison Street in Thermal.

When deputies responded to the second shooting, they located the red four door sedan near Avenue 66 and Van Buren Street. The occupants of the four-door sedan collided with a power pole and fled the scene on foot. Thermal Station deputies conducted a search of the area and located, Michael Vega, 18 years of Thermal, Landon Torres, 18 years of Thermal, and two Native-American male juveniles fleeing the area. All four males were detained without incident.

At 3:58 PM, dispatch received a call for service regarding two Hispanic male juveniles who had arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. During the investigation, deputies determined the Hispanic male juveniles at the hospital were the occupants of the blue Chevrolet pickup involved in the shootings.

Michael Vega and Landon Torres were arrested and booked at the John Benoit Detention Center for attempted murder. A 16-year-old Native American male juvenile was booked at Indio Juvenile Hall for attempted murder.

On October 4, 2022, members of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team (SCVCSDT) arrested a 13-year-old male juvenile that was later determined to be an occupant of the blue Chevrolet pickup.

On October 7, 2022, members of the SCVCSDT and Coachella Community Action Team served a weapons related search warrant in the 76000 block of Pierce Street in Thermal and arrested a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old Hispanic male juvenile for attempted murder. The juveniles were booked at Indio Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy J. Zazueta of the Thermal Station at 760-272-8367.

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

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