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Posted on: December 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Juvenile Gang Member Arrested for a Shooting in Coachella

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y223060038


On December 8, 2022, at 7:00 AM., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, the La Quinta Traffic Team, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, simultaneously served a search warrant at two residences located in the 84100 block of Laguna Lane in the city of Coachella and the 82200 block of Santa Rosa Avenue in the city of Indio. The search warrant stemmed from a shooting which occurred in the city of Coachella on November 3, 2022. During the search warrant, a male juvenile documented criminal street gang member was taken into custody for his involvement in the shooting. Recovered was a loaded non-serialized 9mm handgun with an extended magazine. The male juvenile was booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall for shooting at an occupied dwelling, juvenile in possession of a firearm, possession of a non-serialized firearm, possession of an extended magazine, and violation of juvenile probation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina of the Thermal Station at 760-863-8990 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

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