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DATE/TIME:              Monday, September 10, 2018/11:27 pm

INCIDENT:                Shots Fired/Murder Investigation

LOCATION:             26800 block of Hillview Street, Highland

VICTIM:                     Michael Spinks, age 26 a resident of Highland

SUSPECT:                Lonnie Cover, age 24 a resident of Highland


On Monday, September 10th at approximately 11:27 pm, deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to an apartment in the 26800 block of Hillview Street following the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, deputies located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Emergency medical personnel responded to the location and transported the victim to a local area hospital.  The victim, Michael Spinks, was pronounced deceased at the hospital at approximately 12:05 am.

Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.

Through investigation, the suspect was identified to be Lonnie Cover.   Investigators determined that the suspect had been with the victim at his residence before the shooting.  Cover was arrested, transported and booked into the Central Detention Center for PC 187 Murder.

Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail, Detective James Williams at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or



Refer:             Detective James Williams or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No.     (909)387-3589

Case No.       DR#131804197        H#2018-090


JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department