Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Wednesday December 11th, 2019 :: 05:14 p.m. PST


UPDATE: Suspect identified in the Attempt Murder of two Hesperia residents and a Deputy Involved Shooting

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:20 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempt Murder / Deputy Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 15000 block of Mojave Street, Hesperia

VICTIMS: 73-year-old female, resident of Hesperia
68-year-old male, resident of Hesperia

SUSPECT: Mauro Carrillo, 42-year-old, male, resident of Westminster

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 5:20 p.m. a caller reported that a vehicle crashed in front of her home in the 15000 block of Mojave Street in Hesperia. The driver exited the vehicle and chased her inside the home. The suspect armed himself with a baseball bat and the caller hid in another room. As the caller spoke with a 911 dispatcher, the suspect assaulted the caller’s elderly mother.

After hearing the crash and calls for help, neighbors came to help the victims. The suspect turned his attack toward an elderly, male neighbor and assaulted him with the bat.

Deputies arrived and made contact with the suspect, who was still armed with the baseball bat and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two victims of the assault were airlifted with significant injuries. Their current condition is unknown.

Specialized Detectives responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Detectives determined the suspect is not known to any of the residents of the home and this appears to be a random act of violence.

Riverside County Coroner will conduct the autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Simon Demuri, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Sergeant Scott Thies or Detective Simon Demuri

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#191908400 H#2019-131

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

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree St
Hesperia, CA 92345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-947-1549

Navigate & Discover