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Monday November 20th, 2023 :: 08:08 p.m. PST


Investigators Locate and Arrest Man Responsible for Murder of Riverside Man in San Bernardino

DATE/TIME: November 16, 2023, 7:32 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 7100 block of N. Barton Street, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Michael Pasillas, 25-year-old San Bernardino Resident

VICTIM(S): Sergio Oscar Castaneda, 37-year-old Riverside Resident (Deceased)
Confidential, 23-year-old Female

SUMMARY: On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at approximately 7:32 p.m., deputies with the Central Station responded to an assault with a weapon call in the 7100 block of N. Barton Street. Upon arriving, deputies discovered Sergio Casteneda unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds. Castaneda was pronounced deceased at the scene. A female victim was also hit by gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded and assumed the investigation. Through investigation, investigators determined the suspect to be 25-year-old Michael Pasillas. On November 20, 2023, with assistance from Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, Pasillas was located and taken into custody. Pasillas was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Travis Kleveno, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Travis Kleveno or Sergeant Gerardo Moreno

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#012302499 / H#2023-117

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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