Coachella man arrested for assault with deadly weapon, criminal threats

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The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Coachella man in connection to an assault that happened on October 29.

During the assault, which took place on Tyler Street, police say the suspect pointed a firearm at several victims and threatened them, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. A single shot was fired but no one was struck. The suspect then fled the scene.

During their investigation, Gang Task Force Officers identified the suspect as documented gang member, Geronimo Nunez-Vasquez, of Coachella.

On Tuesday, Gang Task Force Officers conducted a “knock and talk” at the home Nunez-Vasquez and apprehended him as he attempted to flee through the back door.

Nunez-Vasquez was arrested and charged with five counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) and five counts of making Criminal Threats. He was booked at the Indio Jail.


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