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.__

San 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 for PC187

Murder and Rivas was booked for PC32 – Accessory.


JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff

Coroner Department   

SBSD Central Station


655 East 3rd Street

San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700