PC 187(a) – Murder
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(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
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 www.wetip.com.
Albert Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police
Andrew Espinoza Jr.Captain