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Investigators identify man killed in assault in Coachella; Suspect in custody

Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies have identified the person killed following an assault with a deadly weapon in the city of Coachella Tuesday night.

Investigators say that 46-year-old Jimmy Meza of Coachella died after the attack.

Deputies from the Thermal Sheriff's Station were called to the intersection of Fifth Street and Vine Avenue at approximately 8:43 p.m.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said deputies arrived at the scene and found Meza with life-threatening injuries. Deputies attempted life-saving measures but Meza was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators say that they detained a man who was carrying a machete at the scene.

A suspect is in custody, Sgt. Lionel Murphy confirmed.

There were no additional details on this incident as the investigation remains ongoing.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing coverage.

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