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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Monday March 11th, 2019 :: 03:21 p.m. PDT


UPDATE:Homicide Investigators would like to thank the public who assisted in the murder investigation of Curtis Smith

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:28 p.m.

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: 20200 block of Thunderbird Rd., Apple Valley

SUSPECTS: Two black males in their 20’s

VICTIM: Curtis Smith, age 22 a resident of Apple Valley

SUMMARY: UPDATE: March 11, 2019

Homicide Investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in the murder investigation of Curtis Smith. NEW Information has been received, and interviews have been conducted regarding the possible identity of the suspects involved in this murder investigation.

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Bruce Southworth at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

UPDATE: March 6, 2019

Through investigation, homicide investigators have learned the victim, Curtis Smith, was shot during a robbery at the incident location. The suspects have been described as two black males in their twenties. The suspects are believed to have fled the location in a white SUV similar to the vehicle posted.

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:28 p.m. deputies responded to 911 calls in the 20200 block of Thunderbird Road in Apple Valley reporting a disturbance. The caller stated a person had been shot. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. They attempted life-saving measures before transporting the victim to St. Mary’s Hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased at 11:03 p.m.

Refer: Detective Bruce Southworth or Sergeant A.J. Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#181804278 H#2018-080

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

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