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Sunday May 19th, 2019 :: 11:11 a.m. PDT


Update* The victim has been identified as Shermaine Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Pomona

       DATE/TIME: Friday, May 17, 2019         11:30 p.m.    *UPDATE*
INCIDENT:   Murder Investigation
LOCATION: 3850 Eucalyptus Ave., Chino Hills
SUSPECT:   Alejandro Cesarez, 23 years old, resident of Chino Hills
VICTIM:        Shermaine Thompson, 25-years-old, resident of Pomona
On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. deputies responded to a housing complex on Eucalyptus Ave. for a report of a shooting. Deputies and medical aid arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital and pronounced deceased at 1:53 a.m.
Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives learned that Cesarez and the victim were involved in an argument and Cesarez produced a handgun and shot the victim. Cesarez then left the residence on foot and was taken into custody nearby.
The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Simon Demuri at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:           Detective Simon Demuri or Sergeant Ryan Smith
Station:         Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.    (909)387-3589
Case No.      221901592    H#2019-41
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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