An 18-year-old man from Mountain Center was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a 15-year-old in Palm Springs.
Jesse Simpson was arrested Monday after shooting at the unidentified teen from a moving car while the boy was entering his vehicle in the 3400 block of North Sunrise Way, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.
Police received the report at 7:24 a.m. Monday and arrived on the scene shortly after to find the victim and his vehicle along with multiple other passengers who were unharmed, according to Sgt. Michael Casavan.
It was unclear what motivated the shooting, Casavan said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.
Evidence found at the scene provided investigators information for a possible suspect, according to officials.
Patrol officers later located a possible suspect vehicle at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 3700 block of North Indian Canyon Drive. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver, later identified as Simpson, began to flee. Simpson was caught on Rosa Parks Road after crashing into another vehicle and attempting to flee on foot, police said.
The driver of the other vehicle received minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Simpson was booked into John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on $1 million bail on suspicion of attempted murder and carrying a loaded firearm, according to jail records.
He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Thursday.