Two dead after officer involved shooting in Cathedral City

Gunfire broke out Sunday afternoon around 4:50


CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Cathedral City Police are investigating a shooting incident, which happened at about 4:50 Sunday afternoon. Police and emergency crews responded to a scene near Date Palm Drive and McCallum Way. 

According to Cathedral City Police, there was disturbance between a male and female reported at 4:42 p.m. A Cathedral City officer arrived a short time after, at which point he saw a Hispanic male who shot a Hispanic female, killing her. 

The incident happened in front of the officer, and the suspect began shooting at the officer, striking his police vehicle several times. The officer then returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The female was reported deceased at the scene as a result of the injuries from the shooting. The Cathedral City officer involved suffered minor injuries. 

Cathedral City Police says that the shooting is now being investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and the Riverside County DA’s office. 

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