Green Tree Liquor Store in Victorville
Scene of Shooting
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Homicide Detectives arrested two suspects
Victorville, CA __Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2:50 P.M.__
Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call of a shooting at the Green
Tree Liquor Store and found the victim, Christopher Brim, suffering from
gunshot wounds and unresponsive in his parked vehicle. He was pronounced
deceased at the scene.
SBC Sheriff Detectives
of the Homicide Detail Division
responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives determined that another
vehicle arrived at the store and parked near Brim’s vehicle. Both residents of
Hesperia, Alicia Rivas drove the vehicle and Antonio Mota was a passenger. A
short time after parking, Mota exited, walked to Brim’s vehicle and shots were
fired, striking Brim.
Rivas and Mota fled the scene in their vehicle. Several hours
later, while conducting surveillance in Hesperia, deputies located Mota and
Rivas, in a different vehicle. The Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop
and a short pursuit ensued before twenty-two year-old Alicia Mota and twenty-one
year old Antonio Rivas were arrested without further incident.
During the investigation, detectives located a handgun in
Brim’s vehicle. When Antonio Mota was arrested, he was found to have a gunshot
wound and detectives believe Brim returned fire during the shooting at the
liquor store. Mota was transported to the hospital and released after medical
personnel determined his wounds were not life threatening.
Mota was booked at West Valley Detention Center
Murder and Rivas was booked for PC32 – Accessory.
San Bernardino County Sheriff
SBSD Central Station
655 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408