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Posted on: November 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Assault With a Deadly Weapon


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:November 22, 2019Time:9:00 AM
Incident Date:November 22, 2019Time:11:50 AM
Incident Location:2nd Street / Vine, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ken Reichle
File Number(s):Y193250017


On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Sheriff Deputies assigned to service the City of Coachella, responded to a reported shooting in the area of 2nd Street and Vine in the city of Coachella. Reports indicated two groups of people were shooting at each other. When deputies arrived on scene a perimeter was established and some of the  involved parties were detained. Witnesses also described an older model black Toyota sedan fleeing the area with additional suspects inside. Deputies did a door to door search of the area and no injured parties were located.

During the investigation, deputies and investigators obtained evidence leading to the arrest of two juvenile males, one 15 years old of Coachella and one 16 years old of Coachella, for negligent discharge of a firearm. Investigators are still searching for the subjects who fled the area in the older model Toyota. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information should contact Investigator Butvidas at (760)863-8946.

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

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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