Homicide Investigators


San Bernardino County Sheriff Homicide Investigators are conducting the murder investigation of Curtis Smith that occurred August 21, 2018.

The 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   

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:28 P.M.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies responded to 9-11 calls of reporting a disturbance in the 20200 block of Thunderbird Road in Apple Valley.  The caller stated a person had been shot. 


The Sheriff Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. They attempted life-saving measures before transporting the victim (later identified as Curtis Smith of Apple Valley) to St. Mary’s Hospital. Smith was pronounced deceased at 11:03 P.M. August 21, 2018.