A 19-year-old man accused in a robbery shooting in Desert Hot Springs that left one man dead and another wounded was ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted robbery charges Thursday.
Angel Arangure of Desert Hot Springs is charged in connection with the July 14, 2020, shooting in the area of Santa Cruz Road and West Drive.
Arangure is charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted robbery. He was the second suspect to be arrested in the case, the other an unidentified 17-year-old boy at the time of the shooting. The minor was charged with murder in juvenile court, according to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department.
During a preliminary hearing at the Larson Justice Center in Indio Thursday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Dean Benjamini found there was sufficient evidence for Arangure to stand trial on the charges and scheduled him for a post-preliminary hearing on Oct. 20.
Arangure is being held at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on $1 million bail.
Officers patrolling in the vicinity where the crime occurred heard gunshots about 11:50 that night and located two gunshot victims and a third man inside a car attempting to flee the area.
The shooting victims, whose names were not released, were taken to an area hospital, where one of them — identified in the felony complaint as P.E. — later died. The other was treated and released, police said.
Police arrested the 17-year-old boy within 12 hours of the shooting and Arangure one week later.
Arangure has no documented felony convictions in Riverside County.