Parolee charged in Coachella shooting

INDIO, Calif. - A parolee who allegedly shot a woman in Coachella last month was charged today with assault with a gun.

Jose Luis Martinez, 24, of La Quinta, was arrested about 10 a.m. Wednesday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and a parole violation, according to sheriff's Sgt. Paul Heredia.

Martinez's arrest stems from a follow-up investigation into a Jan. 22 shooting that happened near Dillon Road and Harrison Street. The unnamed shooting victim reported the crime to deputies while being treated at a hospital, Heredia said. The extent of her injuries was unknown.

Deputies investigated and eventually tracked Martinez to a home in the 46400 block of Dune Palms Road in La Quinta.

Martinez is being held at the Riverside County jail in Indio on $500,000 bail.

After pleading not guilty to the charges Friday afternoon, Martinez will return to court Feb. 28 for a felony settlement conference.   

Court records show he has prior felony convictions in Riverside County for battery, burglary, domestic violence, evading arrest, and vandalism.

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