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Captain Pancakes
08-27-2016, 07:46 AM

Police arrest 3 suspects for assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an attack on an 18-year-old man from Rancho Mirage August 14th.

According to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department received a report of a hit and run collision in the 100 block of Azzuro Drive on Sunday, August 14 at 2:39 a.m.

They responded to the scene and located 18-year old Trey O'Connor, who sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital where he remained in critical condition.

During the course of the investigation, detectives determined the incident was an assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators arrested 18-year-old Luis Becerra-Gomez, 18-year-old Miguel Ramirez, and 18-year-old Nickolas Hernandez; all three suspects are from La Quinta. Investigators have also identified a fourth suspect, a juvenile, who is still outstanding.

Becerra-Gomez, Ramirez, and Hernandez have been booked into the Indio Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

Trey O'Connor's family tells KESQ and CBS Local 2 that Trey is now out of the coma, and has shown limited responsive behavior.

"I stayed at the hospital last night, and he made some real progress, said Richard O'Connor. "He reacted to a command and squeezed my hand, which was just unbelievable."

He's been battling at Desert Regional Medical Center ever since the assault, which occurred at about 3 a.m. in the 100 block of Azzuro Drive near the Palm Desert Resort Country Club.

"My son, he's 18 years old, he was getting ready to go to college, and over absolutely nothing, nothing," O'Connor said. This wasn't over a football game, a fight, it wasn't over anything. They just randomly decided to throw a rock and hit him in the head, and now his life is forever changed, and so are theirs."

His family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help with Trey's medical costs. Meanwhile, they ask anyone who has information about the attack to come forward and contact police.