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Thursday June 8th, 2023 :: 01:25 p.m. PDT


Two Suspects Arrested After Shooting Victim Dies

DATE/TIME: June 1, 2023, 10:14 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: State Highway 18 and Central Road, Apple Valley

SUSPECT(S): Coffee Brown, 19-year-old Male, Apple Valley Resident
Chaaliyah Marie Griffin, 19-year-old Female, Victorville Resident

VICTIM(S): Anthony Valva, 25-year-old Male, Lucerne Valley Resident

SUMMARY: On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at approximately10:14 p.m., deputies with the Apple Valley Police Department responded to Providence St. Mary Medical Center reference a gunshot wound victim. The victim, Anthony Valva, was transferred to a nearby trauma center where despite life-saving efforts, he was pronounced deceased on June 2, 2023.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail were notified and assumed the investigation. Investigators learned Anthony Valva, and a female had been stopped at a red light at the intersection of State Highway 18 and Central Road, when a Dodge Charger drove up and stopped in the lane next to them. Valva exited his vehicle and walked toward the Charger, presumably to talk to the occupants about an earlier incident at a nearby liquor store. The driver of the Charger, Coffee Brown, fired a gun at Valva, striking him once. Brown and his female passenger, Chaaliyah Griffin, drove away from the scene.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, with assistance from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, Coffee and Griffin were located at a home on Central Road in Apple Valley and taken into custody. Coffee was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for PC 187 – Murder. Griffin was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for PC 32 – Accessory to a Crime.

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

Refer: Detective Vanayes Quezada or Sergeant Justin Giles

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR# 182302640 / H# 2023-064

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

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