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Monday June 6th, 2022 :: 01:00 p.m. PDT


Investigators Search for Three Men in Connection to a Homicide Investigation in El Mirage

DATE/TIME: June 3, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: Sheep Creek Road and Bookasta Road, El Mirage  

SUSPECT(S): Unidentified

VICTIM(S): Renming Chen, 62-years-old 

SUMMARY: On June 3, 2022, a motorist on Sheep Creek Road, in El Mirage, saw three subjects carrying a man, later identified as Renming Chen. The men sat Chen down on the side of the roadway near Bookasta Road, adjacent to the open desert. The motorist pulled to the side of the road and called 911. The three men walked away from Chen. 

Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station and emergency personnel from American Medical Response (AMR) responded and began life saving measures. Despite their efforts, Chen was pronounced deceased. Chen was found to have suffered a gunshot wound.

Investigators with Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded and are conducting the investigation. 

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Shawn Thurman, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Shawn Thurman or Sergeant Justin Giles

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No.   DR#072201901      H#2022-067

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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