During a news conference, we have learned Desert Hot Springs police shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic violence call Tuesday night. Officers said the suspect pointed a handgun at them.
Police said they got a call around 9:15 p.m. of shots fired during a domestic disturbance on the 13400 block of Cielo Azul Way. The woman victim told officers her partner assaulted and shot several rounds at her during the altercation. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Police said the suspect returned a short time later where officers tried making contact with him. That’s when the suspect leaned out of the driver’s side window and pointed a handgun at police. Officers then fired at the suspect, killing him.