The Cathedral City Police Department is investigating the death of a 24-year-old man as a homicide.
Police say that officers responded to the 68800 block of Ramon Road regarding an assault victim. Officers arrived and located an adult male on the sidewalk with major injuries.
The fire department was called to assist and provided life-saving measures. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No other information was available at this time. The circumstances surrounding the death remain under investigation.
Officers closed off Avenida Del Yermo between Ramon Road and Aliso Road for several hours to conduct an investigation.
The victim was identified as Ricardo Aguilar, 24, of Cathedral City.
Police ask anyone who has information on this incident, or believes they do, to contact Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Rick Sanchez at 760-202-2488 or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: cathedralcitypolice.com.
If you wish to remain anonymous, call the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or WWW.WETIP.com. Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.
We have a crew at the scene working on gathering more information, watch News Channel 3 at 11 p.m. for live updates from the scene.