San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  August 29, 2016 / 9:11PM

Incident:  Attempted Murder/Participating in a Criminal Street Gang/Attempted Carjacking/Robbery

Location:  Multiple locations throughout Victorville

Suspect(s):  16-year-old male, resident of Victorville

Victim(s):  Confidential


On August 29, 2016, at approximately 10:40PM, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a shopping center at 15235 Hook Boulevard, in response to shots being fired at a security guard. The security guard approached the suspect, who suddenly fired a gun at him. The suspect chased the guard, firing additional rounds at him. The guard was not hit by any of the rounds.

As units arrived, deputies Walsh and Bradbury spotted the suspect, a 16-year-old Victorville resident. Walsh and Bradbury chased the suspect on foot and apprehended him on Kimberly Drive. They also recovered the firearm.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered the suspect was responsible for two other crimes which occurred earlier that night. A 22-year-old Victorville man was at Pebble Beach Park with friends at approximately 8:40PM, when the suspect shot him in the shoulder. The victim was treated at a local hospital. At approximately 10:23PM, the suspect approached a car parked in a retail center on Valley Center Circle. The car was occupied by a Victorville couple and their young child. The suspect ordered the man out of the car and demanded his belongings. The woman told the suspect that the young child was in the car. The male was able to get back in the car and they fled from the location.

The suspect, who also had an outstanding warrant, was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for attempted murder, participating in a criminal street gang, attempted carjacking, and robbery.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer
Station: Victorville Police Department
Case #: 171610438, 171610440, 171610441
Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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