News Release: Shooting in Imperial, Suspects Apprehended by Imperial Police Department

IMPERIAL, CA: June 13, 2017, at about 0931 hours, Officer’s from the Imperial Police Department were dispatched to 500 Block of Sunflower Way in reference to a suspicious circumstances call. Comments of the call indicated that the reporting party advised that gunshots were heard in the early morning hours, however after looking outside they did not notice anything unusual. When they awoke in the morning the reporting party advised they had located several bullet holes in their vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the residence. 

Upon arrival, Imperial Police Officers established a crime scene and located several spent shell casings on the ground. As well as bullet entries into a vehicle parked in the driveway and the residence itself.  After obtaining further information at the scene, and continued investigation, it was determined that there were multiple possible suspects involved with this crime. An Imperial Police Officer later located the suspects driving through the City of Imperial and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Aten Blvd east of Dogwood Road and detained them for further questioning.

Imperial Police Detectives were contacted and a search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence in Holtville Ca, where a semiautomatic pistol and additional evidence was collected. Ultimately two subjects identified as, 24 year old Holtville resident, Skye Acosta and, 23 year old Holtville resident, Amy Ulibarri were placed under arrest for Shooting into an occupied dwelling, shooting at an unoccupied vehicle, criminal threats, conspiracy, aiding and abetting. The investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Imperial Police Department Investigations Unit at (760) 355-4329.



Please refer all media calls regarding this release to Alexis Chalupnik, Public Information Officer for the City of Imperial, at (760) 355-4373, (760) 457-5702 or email