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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 11:18 a.m. PDT


Richard Townley is arrested for the murder of Corey Townley

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:45 am
INCIDENT:    Murder Investigation
LOCATION: 14400 block of Robinson Ranch Road, Oro Grande
SUSPECT:    Richard Townley, age 62 a resident of Oro Grande
VICTIM:          Corey Townley, age 41 a resident of Oro Grande
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 10:45 a.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a domestic disturbance and a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 14400 block of Robinson Ranch Road in Oro Grand. Deputies arrived and found Corey Townley suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel transported the victim to a local area hospital; he was then flown to a trauma center where he was later pronounced deceased at 4:37 p.m. The suspect, Richard Townley, the father or Corey, was also at the residence and was detained by deputies.
Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives determined the victim and the suspect where involved in a verbal and physical altercation before the shooting occurred.
Richard Townley was transported to the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station and interviewed by detectives.  After the interview, the suspect was arrested, transported, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC 187 Murder.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Josh Guerry 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 Josh Guerry or Sergeant Mike Walker
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.     (909)387-3589
Case No.       071901649    H#2019-44
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department               

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