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Sunday October 2nd, 2022 :: 01:44 p.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested a Day After He Shoots and Kills a Man in Lucerne Valley

DATE/TIME:  September 30, 2022 / 8:43 p.m.

INCIDENT:   PC 187 - Murder

LOCATION: 31800 Block of Bumpkin Road, Lucerne Valley

SUSPECT(S):   Alberto Gallegos, 48-years-old, Resident of Lucerne Valley

VICTIM(S):  Adult Male, Pending Next of Kin Notification

On Friday, September 30, 2022, at 8:43 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to a residence in the 31800 block of Bumpkin Road.  When deputies arrived, they found a male subject who had been shot.  Medical aid also responded and ultimately pronounced the victim deceased.  

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation.  Through investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Alberto Gallegos.  

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at about 6:00 p.m., Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division (SWAT) located and detained Gallegos during a traffic stop.  Gallegos was arrested and booked in at the Central Detention Center for murder.  He remains in custody without bail.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Homicide Detail 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 C. Crosswhite

Station: Homicide Detail

Phone No. 909-890-4908

Case No. DR# 072203402  H# 2022-126

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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