The Riverside County Coroner's office released the identity of a 17-year-old teen killed in a shooting last week in Cathedral City. The suspect in the murder pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
Isaiah Guerra of Cathedral City was shot Saturday night at around 7:45 p.m. near Avenida Alvera and McCallum Way, according to the Cathedral City Police Department.
Police say Guerra's vehicle crashed into a tree. Police found him inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers and Cathedral City Fire paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving efforts. Unfortunately, the male succumbed to his wounds at the scene and was pronounced deceased." a news release stated.
Juan Garcia-Landeros, 21, of Cathedral City, was taken into custody in connection with the shooting Monday night in the 33300 Block of Shifting Sands Trail.
Garcia-Landeros pleaded not guilty to a murder charge on Thursday. He also denied a sentence-enhancing allegation of discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury inthe death of a teenager.
No motive for the shooting has been disclosed.
Garcia-Landeros has no documented felony criminal convictions in
Riverside County, although he has one unresolved felony attempted robbery case pending in Riverside County Superior Court, which includes a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.
He's being held at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta in lieu
of $1 million bail and is scheduled to return to court May 15 for a preliminary hearing.
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