APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – Authorities are seeking information about the murder of a 22-year-old Apple Valley man that occurred last summer.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at around 10:28 p.m. deputies from the Apple Valley Station responded to a disturbance in the 20200 block of Thunderbird Road in the Town of Apple Valley. The reporting party said that a male victim had been shot at the location. When deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived, they located the victim, identified as Curtis Smith. Despite life-saving measures before and during transport to St. Mary’s Hospital, Smith was pronounced deceased just after 11 p.m.
Homicide detectives have since investigated the shooting and learned that Curtis Smith was shot during a robbery at the location. The suspects were described only as two black men in their 20’s. The suspects are believed to have left the location in a SUV similar to the one in the photo provided.
Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Bruce Southworth at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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