San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 6, 2016

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION:13900 Block of Palomino Court, Victorville

VICTIM: Anthony Ledesma (Hispanic male 45 years old)

SUSPECT: Ernesto Holguin, 76, Hispanic male

13900 Block of Palomino Court, Victorville


On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approximately 7:38 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of shots fired at a residence on Palomino Court in Victorville. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Anthony Ledesma, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency medical aid personnel arrived on scene and pronounced Ledesma deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the location and conducted the investigation. During the investigation, detectives learned Ledesma was celebrating his 45th birthday at the residence.During the party Ledesma attacked his stepfather, Ernesto Holguin. Holguin fired several rounds at Ledesma, striking him numerous times. Holguin was arrested for PC 187 (Murder) and booked at High Desert Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brendan Motley or Sergeant Greg Myler 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: Detective Brendan Motley or Sergeant Greg Myler

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No. DR #171609510H #2016-062

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