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PC 187(a) – Murder

Post Date:03/09/2017 12:04 PM




(760) 256-2211

(760) 256-2215 (fax)




OFFENSES:                                     PC 187(a) – Murder

CR NUMBERS:                               17-0955


DATE OF CRIME:                           March 8, 2017


DATE OF PRESS RELEASE:      March 9, 2017


VICTIMS:                                           Jesus Augustine Romero, 36-Year-Old, Barstow Resident


SUSPECTS:                                     Unknown


CASE AGENT:                                Detective Leo Griego         



On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at approximately 7:50 PM, Barstow Police Department Dispatch Center received a call reporting a gunshot victim at a residence in the 1000 block of Glacier Drive.


Barstow Police Officers responded to the scene and located a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers rendered first aid to the victim until paramedics arrived. Barstow Fire District Paramedics responded to the scene and provided medical aid to the victim. The victim was transported to Barstow Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.


Barstow Police Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Detectives identified the victim as Barstow resident Jesus Augustine Romero. Detectives learned that an unknown male approached Romero and shot him in the driveway of his residence in the presence of his girlfriend of several years and his two children.


Detectives and Evidence Technicians processed the scene and collected evidence related to the shooting. Detectives also canvassed the neighborhood and located witnesses that observed portions of the shooting incident. A Deputy Coroner from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division also responded to the scene and assisted Barstow Police investigators.     


The Barstow Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Detective Leo Griego at 760-255-5187. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or may leave information on the We-Tip website at 


Albert Ramirez Jr.

Chief of Police



Andrew Espinoza Jr.

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