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Sunday May 3rd, 2020 :: 02:11 p.m. PDT


Detectives are investigating a shooting near the Stoddard Wells OHV area involving an off-duty police officer

DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 3, 2020         1:17 a.m.
INCIDENT:   Attempted Murder Investigation
LOCATION: Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle Area, Unincorporated area of Apple Valley
SUSPECT:   Ismael Tamayo, 44 years old, resident of Ontario
VICTIM:        48-year-old male
On Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:17 a.m. deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to a report of a shooting near the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. Deputies and medical aid arrived and found the victim, an adult male, with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was airlifted to a trauma center. Deputies located the suspect and he was detained without incident. Deputies determined the suspect is an off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Detectives with the Specialized Investigations Division responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives learned three friends were camping and shooting guns at the OHV area over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, for reasons still under investigation, Ismael Tamayo shot the victim, striking him in the upper body. The victim is expected to survive.
Ismael Tamayo was arrested for attempted murder and booked at High Desert Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Josh Guerry, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or
Refer:           Detective Josh Guerry or Sergeant Mike Walker
Station:         Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.    (909)387-3589
Case No.      DR#072001260 / H#2020-36
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department             

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