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Sunday April 16th, 2017 :: 11:45 a.m. PDT


Homicide Investigators arrest two suspects for the murder of Kalon Dawson in Victorville

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:20 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 15517 Village Drive, Victorville

VICTIM: Kalon Dawson, 20 years old, Victorville resident

SUSPECTS: #1- Eric Walton, 18 years old, black male, Adelanto resident
#2- 17-year-old male, Victorville resident

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 7:20 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to 15517 Village Drive, Victorville, following the report of a gunshot victim at the location. Upon arrival, deputies located Kalon Dawson suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency medical personnel responded and transported Dawson to Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC). At 7:56 p.m., Dawson was pronounced deceased at VVGMC.

Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the location and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, witnesses to the shooting were interviewed and video surveillance recordings from several businesses were obtained. Suspect descriptions were obtained from witnesses which matched the suspects seen in the video recordings. At approximately 3:00 a.m., investigators contacted a family at one of the nearby motel rooms. During the contact, deputies located two subjects matching the description of the suspects. The subjects were identified as Eric Walton and a 17-year-old male. Walton and the juvenile were detained without incident. During a search of Walton and the juvenile a handgun was located.

A search warrant was authored for the motel room for evidence related to the homicide. Walton and the juvenile were interviewed. After the search warrant and interviews, Walton and the juvenile were arrested. Walton was booked at HDDC for PC 187(a)-Murder and the juvenile was booked at the Juvenile Detention Center in Apple Valley for PC 187(a)-Murder.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Michael Warrick 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 website at

Refer: Detective Michael Warrick or Sergeant Greg Myler

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No. DR #171704502 H #2017-041

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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