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Tuesday December 5th, 2023 :: 01:19 p.m. PST


UPDATE-Suspect Arrested for June 25, 2023, Homicide in Unincorporated Apple Valley and Victim's Identity Released

DATE/TIME: June 25, 2023, 12:03 a.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 21600 block of Roundup Way, Unincorporated Apple Valley

SUSPECT(S): Everardo Lopez-Vega, 29-year-old Hesperia Resident

VICTIM(S): Omar Lopez-Barraza, 30-year-old Apple Valley Resident

UPDATE: December 4, 2023 - Through continued investigation, the suspect was determined to be Everardo Lopez-Vega. A warrant was obtained for Lopez-Vega’s arrest. On December 4, 2023, investigators were notified Lopez-Vega had been detained by United States Border Patrol agents in Arizona. Lopez-Vega will be extradited to San Bernardino County where he will be booked for murder.

The victim has been identified as Omar Lopez-Barraza of Apple Valley.

SUMMARY: On Saturday, June 25, 2023, deputies with the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 21600 block of Roundup Way, in unincorporated Apple Valley. Deputies were told a male adult was shot and robbed at the location, then transported to an unknown desert area where he was left.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation. At approximately 5:25 p.m., a deputy from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station was flagged down by an off-road vehicle rider who located a deceased male, near Old Woman Springs Road, in Landers. Investigators believe the deceased male to be the shooting victim. Identification of the deceased is pending coroner’s investigation. 

The investigation is ongoing. Further details will be released when available. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Eric Ogaz, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Eric Ogaz or Sergeant Jonathan Woods

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR# 072303181 / H# 2023-073

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

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