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Posted on: October 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Attempt Homicide with Firearm


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested for Attempt Homicide with Firearm
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:10/04/19Time:10:45 PM
Incident Date:10/04/19Time:3:30 PM
Incident Location:83000 block of Pinot Noir in Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):C192700025


On Friday, October 4, 2019, at 3:30 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a follow-up investigation reference an Attempt Homicide that occurred on September 27, 2019 near the 88000 block of Airport Boulevard in Thermal.  During the incident, the suspect shot at multiple victims with a handgun as they sat inside their vehicle. None of the victims were struck by the gunfire.  Task Force Officers identified documented criminal street gang member, Juan “Chucky” Linares, 19 of Thermal as the shooter. 

On 10/04/19, Task Force Officers arrested Linares near the 83000 block of Pinot Noir.  Linares was charged with two counts of Attempt Homicide and booked at the Indio Jail.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Budnik at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601. 

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.

 You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at Gang Activity Form.

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