DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night.
KESQ & CBS Local 2 confirmed the victim's identity on Tuesday afternoon after speaking with his mother Khalihia Ellis. She said her son Darnaiel Patterson was shot and killed in the 66-300 block of Desert Avenue.
Police were called to the scene around 10:20 p.m. to investigate.
Patterson was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing as police continue their search for the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Chilner at (760) 329-2904 at extension 372.
You can also call Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867 to submit information anonymously.