Authorities ID Gunman Fatally Shot by Deputies at Eisenhower Health Campus

Authorities ID Gunman Fatally Shot by Deputies at Eisenhower Health Campus

News Staff

Authorities Tuesday identified an armed man killed at Eisenhower Health’s Rancho Mirage campus in a deputy-involved shooting that remains under investigation.

Stephen Kaylor, 63, of Indio died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred just before 5 p.m. Monday outside the Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center in the 39000 block of Bob Hope Drive.

Deputies responding to reports of several shots fired at the Desert Orthopedic Center arrived within minutes and contacted a man who matched the description provided by 911 callers. He “was armed with a handgun, and moments later a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department statement.

The two deputies began life-saving measures and summoned paramedics, but the suspect died at 5:22 p.m. before he could be transported to a hospital.

No other injuries were reported, and the rest of the medical campus was unaffected.

It was unclear if the suspect had any connection to the orthopedic center. The Desert Sun reported that investigators apparently found “a sign created by someone complaining about a botched knee surgery, but it wasn’t immediately clear it was linked to the shooting.”

The deputies involved were placed on administrative leave, per department policy in deputy-involved shootings.

Investigators from the department’s Central Homicide Unit were conducting the investigation.