Two individuals have been taken into custody following a fatal shooting at an Applebee’s in Cathedral City. The incident occurred during a fight inside the restaurant, where one person pulled out a firearm and shot the victim. The victim, identified as Ernesto Lazcano Arroyo, was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The Cathedral City Police Department is actively investigating the case and is seeking information from the community. shooting-inside-applebees-in-cathedral-city-two-men-arrested/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>KESQ reported
Two individuals have been taken into custody following a fatal shooting incident that occurred inside the Applebee’s restaurant in Cathedral City on Sunday night. The incident, which took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. near Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road, was initially reported to the police.
According to law enforcement officials, the incident began as a physical altercation involving multiple people inside the establishment. Amidst the altercation, one individual produced a firearm and shot the victim, identified as Ernesto Lazcano Arroyo, a 31-year-old resident of Cathedral City. Responding officers discovered Arroyo inside the restaurant and promptly transported him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) initiated an investigation into the incident, securing the crime scene and conducting interviews with witnesses. The area was also thoroughly examined, and search warrants were obtained. In collaboration with the Riverside County Gang Impact Team, CCPD detectives conducted surveillance at a residence located in the 69100 block of Dinah Shore Drive, resulting in the arrest of a 33-year-old Cathedral City resident on a murder charge. Additionally, a 30-year-old Cathedral City man was arrested for homicide. Both suspects were subsequently booked into correctional facilities.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s office has yet to officially charge the suspects, and there is no information available regarding their arraignment. Cathedral City Police Department Detectives are actively pursuing leads in the case and encourage members of the community to come forward with any information related to the incident. The police can be contacted at (760) 770-0300 or Investigations Commander Rick Sanchez at 760-202-2488. Alternatively, individuals can submit tips on the Cathedral City Police Department website.
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