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SBSD - Headquarters
Thursday August 10th, 2017 :: 08:43 a.m. PDT


Homicide detectives are investigating the murder of 12-year-old Makiya Walls

DATE/TIME:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017/8:23 pm
INCIDENT:    Murder Investigation

LOCATION:   17000 block of Monaco Drive, Victorville 

VICTIM:     Makiya Walls, age 12, resident of Victorville   

SUSPECT:       Unknown  

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at approximately 8:23 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of multiple shots fired in the 17000 block of Monaco Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Makiya Walls, suffering from gunshot wounds, Medical personnel arrived on scene and the victim was rushed to a local area hospital, but despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced deceased at 9:57 pm.

Witnesses in the area advised deputies they observed a black male adult walking up to the residence armed with a shotgun, firing several rounds into the residence.  Witness also described a white, possible 4 door sedan unknown make or model, speeding from the area immediately after the shots were fired.  

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide Detail responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips, Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, 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 Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney      

Station:     Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No.       (909) 387-3589
Case No.       171709674 H# 2017-080

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


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