Palm Springs, Ca– On Saturday, January 8, 2011, at approximately 10:12 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Cabazon Station, responded to an armed robbery that just occurred at the Valero Gas Station in Windy Point.
A lone suspect walked into the business, brandished a revolver and forced the clerk to hand over an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect then fled out of the store and disappeared on foot. The suspect was described as a black male adult, approximately 25-35 years of age, and wearing blue jeans, a grey sweatshirt, and wearing a ski mask. Deputies searched the area, but were unsuccessful in locating a suspect.
On Sunday, January 09, 2011, at approximately 6:44 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a report of a single vehicle traffic collision on Hwy. 111, about one mile south of Overture Drive in the Windy Point area. Upon their arrival, it was learned that a 2001 Honda Civic had left the Highway and rolled several times, ejecting a passenger. Both the passenger and driver were found deceased at the scene.
Yes, in their haste to get away, the driver lost control and killed both their dumb asses less than a mile from the 211.
Evidence located at the collision site and within the Honda Civic, along with clothing and physical descriptions of the ejected passenger, implicated the pair as suspects Valero Gas Station robbery from the night before. A revolver was located at the collision scene matching the description of the weapon used in the robbery, as well as currency thought to have been taken in the robbery.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal traffic collision portion of this incident. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau made all next of kin notifications and will make any determination as to cause of death.
The Coroner’s Bureau identified the deceased males as Gary Shaw, 35 years of age of Palm Springs, and Ulysses Facio, 29 years of age of Whitewater.
Anyone with information regarding either the robbery is encouraged to contact the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at (951) 922-7100 or at CabazonStation@riversidesheriff.org
Information regarding the collision itself should be directed to the California Highway Patrol, Indio Office at (760) 772-8911.
Oh… I know, these guys were great fathers, loving husbands, giving sons and didn’t have an enemy in this world…. I’m posting this because of my mean spirited ways. Forgive me. I know, I just don’t understand what it is like to be a young Black man in poverty.
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