Originally published as a Desert Hot Springs Police Department Facebook post:
“On Friday July 29, at approximately 6:03 pm, Desert Hot Springs Police Officers responded to a call for a disturbance on a Sunline Bus in the 66300 block of Mission Lakes Blvd in the city of Desert Hot Springs.
Upon the arrival of the first officers, they located an adult make victim on the bus suffering from stab wounds.
Officers attempted life saving measures until the arrival of CalFire and EMS crews. The adult male was pronounced deceased on scene.
The suspect in the incident fled the scene prior to the arrival of police. Detectives arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.
On Saturday July 30 detectives identified the suspect in the murder as 42-year-old Israel Perez of Desrt Hot Springs and obtained a warrant for his arrest for PC-187 – Murder.
Witrh the assistance of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office Gang Impact Team (GIT) and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Israel Perez was taken into custody withount incident in the City of Imperial at approximately 3:30 pm, less than 24 hours after the murder.
Detectives subsequently executed a search warrant in the 10000 block of Cactus Drive in Desert Hot Springs. Perez was later booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio where he remains in custody in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.”