Shooting suspect charged with attempted murder: 45-year-old local pleads not guilty

“From witness statements and evidence located at the scene, Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 45 year old, Blythe area resident, Adam Solis. Solis was arrested and booked into the Blythe jail for Attempted Murder,” stated the Blythe Police Department's (BPD) incident release. (Loaned photo)

On April 10, at the Riverside Superior Courthouse’s Larson Justice Center in Indio, Calif., the 45-year-old suspect arrested on April 6 after a reported shooting at Blythe’s Provident Bank parking lot, pled not guilty to charges alleging felony violations of Penal Code (PC) 664/192(a), attempted voluntary manslaughter, and PC 246, shooting at a vehicle/dwelling.

Both filed felony charges include enhancements alleging violations of PC 12022.5(a), use of a firearm during commission of a felony.

The suspect — Adam Solis of Blythe — is currently being held in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Blythe Jail with a court-ordered $155,000 bail.

“On April 6, 2019 at about 8:23 p.m., Officers from the Blythe Police Department (BPD) were dispatched to the alleyway behind Provident Bank in reference to arguing and gunshots being heard in the area. As Officers were arriving to the scene Blythe Police Dispatch received a call from Palo Verde Hospital (PVH) staff advising a subject just entered the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back of the head,” stated BPD’s incident release. “Officers at PVH contacted the victim of the shooting who was a 26 year old Blythe area resident who was receiving treatment in the emergency room. The male victim had gunshot wounds to his right hand and to the back of his head. The victim was later transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment.”

BPD further noted responding officers and detectives learned the shooting’s location occurred in the 100 block of South 3rd Street, in the Provident Bank parking lot.

“From witness statements and evidence located at the scene, Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 45 year old, Blythe area resident, Adam Solis. Solis was arrested and booked into the Blythe jail for Attempted Murder,” stated BPD.

Solis’ next court hearing date is currently scheduled to be held at the Blythe Branch Riverside Superior Courthouse on April 18.

Persons with information regarding this case may contact BPD at (760) 922-6111; or, to provide information anonymously, call Crime Stop at (760) 921-CARE (2273); or via email at: blythepd@cityofblythe.ca.gov

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