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Thermal Station

Posted on: February 22, 2020

Homicide

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:February 22, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Date:February 21, 2020Time:12:00 AM
Incident Location:47600 Block of Van Buren Street, Indio
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Richard Carroll
File Number(s):C200520001



On Friday, February 21, 2020, at midnight, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 47600 block of Van Buren Street, in the unincorporated area of Indio.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a male suffering from life-threatening injuries. Deputies rendered medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. The male was transported to a local hospital where he eventually died. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The identity of the deceased male is being withheld pending family notification.

This is an active investigation, and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information or video regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777 or Thermal Station Investigator Bloomquist at (760) 863-8990.

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 www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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