Teen’s Body Found Inside A Car In La Quinta; Victim Shot To Death; Suspect Is 17

A 16 year old boy has been shot to death inside a car in a parking lot in La Quinta.

Deputies were called to the parking lot near the Kohl’s store on Highway 111 at Adams Street just before 2 in the morning on Monday August 14th 2023.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriffs officials say they have identified a 17 year old boy as the suspect.

If you have any information about this crime, call Investigator Mendoza with the Central Homicide Unit at 951–955–2777 or Investigator Henson at the Thermal Station Investigations Bureau at 760–863–8990.


Muzzle and front sight of a 9mm pistol.

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