San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 21, 20169:10 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 36000 Ramirez Rd., Barstow

VICTIM: Robert Whitnack, 33, Barstow

SUSPECT: Scott Brodie, 44, Barstow


On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 9:10 p.m. deputies responded to a 911 call at the Ramirez Rd. property. The caller said someone had been shot. Deputies and medical personnel responded and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Robert Whitnack, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded and are conducting the investigation. During the investigation, Detectives determined that Whitnack and Brodie were involved in a verbal dispute inside a building on the property and Brodie shot Whitnack. Brodie fled the area immediately following the shooting. Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Detail located Brodie in Barstow and he was taken into custody without incident.

Brodie was booked at the Barstow jail and will be held on $1,000,000. bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, Detective Gary Hart at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Sergeant John Gaffney or Detective Gary Hart

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 081600863 H#2016-053

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700