San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: December 14, 2016/2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 10000 block of Relin Road, Phelan

INCIDENT: Attempt Murder

VICTIM:Josiah Holloway, age 34

SUSPECT(S): Alfredo (Freddy) Godinez, age 48


On December 14, 2016, Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Relin Road in Phelan, for the report of a man yelling for help. As deputies responded, they received information a subject, later identified as Josiah Holloway had been shot. Holloway was rescued by friends and moved to a separate location while deputies responded.When deputies arrived, they found Holloway had been shot several times, he was flown to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the investigation, deputies were told Holloway was shot at a nearby residence. Deputies established a perimeter around the residence and with the assistance of the sheriff’s helicopter located the suspect Alfredo Godinez in the backyard. Godinez would not leave his property or communicate with law enforcement. Due to the circumstances, the assistance of the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Detail (SED) was requested. Before the arrival of SED, communication was established with Godinez, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Godinez was booked at HDDC for attempted murder and is being held in lieu of a $1,000,000 bail.

Station:Victor Valley Station

Refer:Detective Jeffrey Collins / Sergeant Robert Vaccari


Phone No:760-552-6800

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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