18-year-old named as suspect in fatal Indio shooting

Police have identified an 18-year-old Thermal man as a suspect in a fatal shooting that left one dead in Indio.

The 22-year-old victim died after being brought by family members to JFK hospital. The victim, who was not named, was in an apartment’s bedroom on Clinton Street when someone fired a gun and was struck in his upper body, according to the Desert Sun.

Jorge Quinart, 18, is accused of shooting the victim. Police say that Quinart fled from the apartment before he could be interviewed by investigators. The gun used in the shooting has not been recovered, but police say there is no threat to the public.

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