Palm Springs, CA
On Tuesday, March 28th at 12:38 AM PSPD officers responded to a gas station on the 3600 block of E Ramon Road, after reports of shots fired and multiple people involved in a physical altercation, at the gas pumps.
The 17 year-old, male driver then ran away from the vehicle, holding a handgun. Officers set up a high-risk stop of the vehicle, and a perimeter around the scene. Two other people were detained from the vehicle (one adult and one juvenile).
Riverside County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Star 9 helped to locate the 17 year-old, hiding along the airport fence, in the bushes. PSPD K9 Hylas was deployed on a leash and the suspect surrendered.
Back at the gas station, it was discovered a domestic violence incident started the confrontation, and the suspect fled the scene. During the incident, an unhoused individual tried to intervene, but was shot by the 17 year-old. The unhoused male was taken to a local hospital, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The 17 year-old is being booked into Juvenile Hall on the following charges: Attempted murder 664/187 PC, resisting arrest 148(a)(1) PC, and being a minor in possession of a firearm 29610 PC.
A second juvenile was released to his grandmother and no charges are being filed at this time.
One male passenger was taken to the Indio Jail, on a parole 3056 PC charge.
The domestic violence incident is currently under investigation.
If you have any additional information, please get in touch with the PSPD Investigations Division at 760-323-8121. Anonymous information can also be provided via Crime Stoppers at 760-347-7867.