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Friday December 9th, 2022 :: 05:56 p.m. PST


Detectives Conduct Homicide Investigation and Arrest a Victorville Man

DATE/TIME:   December 8, 2022 / 3:21 a.m.

INCIDENT:   PC 187 - Murder

LOCATION:  Bear Valley Road / Amethyst Road

SUSPECT(S):   Gregory Waters, 40-years-old, Resident of Victorville

VICTIM(S):   Joanna Thompson, 25-years-old, Resident of Victorville

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, deputies from the Victorville Station responded to a call regarding a person down in the roadway, near Bear Valley Road and Amethyst Road.  When deputies arrived, they located a female, later identified as Joanna Thompson, laying in the street.  Thompson was unresponsive, did not have a pulse, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The coroner arrived and discovered Thompson suffered from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation.  Through investigation, detectives determined Thompson was placed there by a person identified as Gregory Waters.  Waters was arrested and booked in at the High Desert Detention Center where he remains without bail.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Homicide Detail at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer:   Detective A. Montbriand

Station:  Homicide Detail

Phone No. 909-890-4904

Case No.   DR# 172214597  H# 2022-160

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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