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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Wednesday April 13th, 2022 :: 08:22 a.m. PDT


UPDATE: Suspect in Shooting at Victor Valley Mall Identified and Taken into Custody

DATE/TIME: April 12, 2022 / 6:28 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/187 (A) - Attempted Murder

LOCATION: Mall of Victor Valley at 14440 Bear Valley Road, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Marqel Cockrell, 20-year-old resident of Adelanto

VICTIM(S): Confidential 9-year-old female resident of Victorville

SUMMARY: On April 12, 2022, at 6:28 p.m. Sheriff’s Dispatch received multiple calls reporting gunshots heard inside the Mall of Victor Valley with a reported juvenile gunshot victim. 

At about 6:31 p.m., the first deputy arrived on scene.  Patrol personnel from across the high desert region responded to assist in searching and clearing the mall.  California Highway Patrol also responded and assisted with securing the scene.  Deputies rendered the area safe around the victim who was treated by medical personnel and transported by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center.  

Through investigation, deputies determined the suspect Marqel Cockrell is the co-owner of Sole Addicts who chased two shoplifters out of his store.  Cockrell fired multiple shots at the shoplifters.  Cockrell’s shots missed the shoplifters and instead hit the 9-year-old female victim.

After the shooting, Cockrell fled the scene.  At about 9:00 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol located Cockrell in his vehicle and took him into custody.  Cockrell was booked in at the Clark County Jail on an extraditable warrant, for attempted murder, in the amount of $1,000,000. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Tricia Blake, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

Case No. 172204247

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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