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Sunday August 14th, 2022 :: 09:52 a.m. PDT


Lethal Force Encounter Occurs During the Apprehension of a Murder Suspect Wanted by LAPD

DATE/TIME:   August 11, 2022 / 4:00 p.m.

INCIDENT:   Lethal Force Encounter (LFE)

LOCATION:   12600 Block of Westway Lane, Victorville

SUSPECT(S):  Byron Hayes, 33-years-old, Resident of Victorville

SUMMARY: On Thursday, August 11, 2022, deputies from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) assisted the Los Angeles Police Department in the apprehension of a murder suspect, identified as Byron Hayes, in the 12600 block of Westway Lane in Victorville.  

Deputies arrived at the location and Hayes barricaded himself inside the home.  After over 30 minutes of negotiations, Hayes pointed a handgun at deputies.  Deputies fired rounds at Hayes, and he was struck.  When Hayes retreated inside the home, deputies forced entry into the home and rendered medical aid.  Hayes was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and is conducting the LFE investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available for release.  

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting the murder investigation. Please refer your questions regarding that case to LAPD.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4908.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer:   Detective M. Del Rio

Station:   Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No.   909-890-4908

Case No.   DR# 172209341  H# 2022-100

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

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