Homicide Total Up to 44 This Year

The National GuardThe term “homicide” literally means “the killing of a human being due to the act or omission of another human being”. According to records, there were 47 listed cases of homicide in the City of San Bernardino last year. This year, the Inland Empire saw its 43rd as well as 44th homicides.

43RD: Saturday night, a teenager was fatally shot in 500 block of West Evans Street after visiting a friend’s apartment. Around 10:35 p.m., police on patrol heard gunshots in the area and found 18-year-old Kameron Brandon Patterson lying face down on the north sidewalk. According to authorities, the victim had been shot several times in his upper torso. He was taken to St. Bernardine Medical Center but died shortly after arrival.

44TH: Sunday morning, a 57-year-old unidentified homeless man was found stabbed to death in the 2200 block of West Donald Street. According to police, a passer-by happened to see him lying dead on the ground east of a residence in a small wash area shortly before 7:40 a.m. Authorities who came to the scene concluded that the death did not appear to be natural. For that reason, the homicide unit was called instantly. The victim, who suffered multiple wounds to his upper torso, was identified as Thomas Wayne Scholes.

Homicide is considered to be the ultimate crime which will lead to severe punishment if the accused is convicted. If you’re currently facing charges on a homicide case, it is highly advisable for you to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney immediately. The penalties are extremely punitive and should be tackled and addressed only by the experts. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

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