Victim identified, Suspect Wanted in Indio Apartment Shooting

News Staff

Indio, CA

On March 24, 2017, around 11:48 p.m., officers from the Indio Police Department (IPD) responded to 81-820 Shadow Palm (Cielo Vista Apartments) reference shots being heard in the general area.  When IPD officers arrived they discovered a male juvenile that had several apparent gunshot wounds in the courtyard area of the apartment complex. Officers immediately began first-aid until Cal-Fire arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital.  Unfortunately the victim later died as a result of his injuries.

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The police are asking for the public’s assistance.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact IPD (760-541-4057) or they can provide anonymous information to Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760-341-7867).

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Coroner’s have identified the 16-year-old boy as Elian Lopez. A makeshift memorial has been created for him, as well as a go fund me page. You can donate to help the family here:

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