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Wednesday August 2nd, 2023 :: 07:49 a.m. PDT


Investigation Update: Suspect in May 25th Murder of a Victorville Man Identified and Apprehended

DATE/TIME: May 25, 2023, 10:48 a.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 14200 block of Rodeo Drive, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Taj Carter, 24-year-old resident of Victorville

VICTIM(S): Tyreque Oshay Scott, 24-year-old Victorville Resident

UPDATE: Through continued investigation, investigators positively identified 24-year-old Taj Carter as the suspect in the stabbing death of Tyreque Scott. 

On July 31, 2023, with assistance from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, Taj Carter was located and apprehended at a residence in Hesperia. Carter was arrested for PC 187 Murder and booked into the Central Detention Center.

SUMMARY: On Thursday, May 24, 2023, at approximately 10:48 a.m., deputies with the Victorville Police Department responded to an unknown problem in the 14200 block of Rodeo Drive. Upon arriving, deputies found the male victim, Tyreque Oshay Scott, near the front of the apartment complex in need of medical aid. Deputies rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and Scott was transported to a local hospital. Despite life-saving efforts Scott was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail responded and are conducting the investigation. It was determined that Scott had received sharp force injuries. A suspect(s) has not been identified. Further information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Deputy Charlie Lopez, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Deputy Charlie Lopez or Sergeant Jonathan Woods 

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#172305559 / H#2023-061

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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