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Man who alleged shot at ex-girlfriend in Desert Hot Springs charged

He is being held on $2 million bail.

INDIO, Calif.- - Attempted murder and assault with a semi-automatic firearm charges were filed today against a man accused of opening fire on two people, including his ex-girlfriend, in Desert Hot Springs last week.
   
Anthony Martinez, 25, is accused of firing multiple gunshots at an occupied vehicle last Wednesday in the 66500 block of Pierson Boulevard. Desert Hot Springs police said Martinez's ex-girlfriend and another person were in the car, but were not struck by the gunfire.
   
Police scoured the area for Martinez, and thought he had barricaded himself inside a business near the intersection of Palm Drive and Pierson Boulevard. However, when officers entered the building, no suspect was found.

Original Story: Two shootings in Desert Hot Springs, one victim hospitalized
   
Martinez surrendered at Desert Hot Springs police headquarters just after midnight Thursday, according to police.

Martinez, who's being held in lieu of $1 million bail, pleaded not guilty to the charges this afternoon. He's due back in court Nov. 7 for a felony settlement conference.
 

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