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Sunday May 21st, 2023 :: 02:17 p.m. PDT


Homicide Detectives Conduct Investigation into Man Found Deceased in Downtown Victorville

DATE/TIME: May 19, 2023, 5:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 16700 block of D Street, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Robert Patty, 53-year-old Male Transient of Victorville 

VICTIM(S): 53-year-old Male

SUMMARY: On Friday May 19, 2023, at approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a report of a person on fire in front of a vacant building, in the 16700 block of 7th Street. Deputies arrived minutes later and confirmed a black male adult was on fire and deceased.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to conduct the investigation, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Arson and Bomb Detail. During the investigation, Robert Patty was identified as the suspect. Patty was arrested for PC 187-Murder and booked into the High Desert Detention Center.

Release of the victim’s identity is pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Michelle Del Rio or Sergeant Michael Warrick

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#172305378 / H#2023-058

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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