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Palm Desert: Officer Involved Shooting One Dead

Palm Desert: Officer Involved Shooting One Dead

According to a press release: A resident of Desert Hot Springs reported their vehicle stolen.

Officers from the Desert Hot Springs Police Department observed the vehicle in the area of Hacienda Avenue, in the city of Desert Hot Springs.

An officer initiated a traffic stop and a short vehicle pursuit occurred through local streets the press release said.

The suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot according to the press release.

Desert Hot Springs officers confronted one of the suspects and an officer involved shooting occurred according to the press release.

The Press release also said: Officers immediately summoned an ambulance and the suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.. he was pronounced deceased. A search was conducted for a second suspect, but  was not located. The identity of the second suspect is unknown.

He was described as a male wearing dark clothing according to the press release.

The press release did not say whether the deceased was armed or not, or why the officer involved shooting occurred.

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