Man Found Shot Dead in Apple Valley Home Identified

Man Found Shot Dead in Apple Valley Home Identified

APPLE VALLEY – The man found deceased in an Apple Valley home early Wednesday morning has been identified by Sheriff’s officials as 54-year-old Apple Valley resident, Michael Anthony Brooks Jr.

Brooks was found by a friend lying on the couch in a home in the 12600 block of Apple Valley Road just before 6:40 a.m.  

Brooks was found to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialize Investigations Division-Homicide Detail through investigation, were able to determine that the gunshot wounds were not self-inflicted according to the Thursday afternoon news release

The homicide investigation is ongoing, if anyone has any information that is pertinent to the case they are urged to contact Detective Michael Cleary or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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