San Bernardino County Sheriff Aviation


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San Bernardino County Sheriff Detectives of the

Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail

responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. 

While the investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is

urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division,

Detective Simon DeMuri at (909) 387-3589.

Also, callers can remain anonymous and contact

WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip


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On Bear Valley Road

Leaves MAN with a Gun



February 24, 2019____

Victorville Police, Victor Valley College Officers and San Bernardino County Sheriff Aviation Deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun inside the Shell Gas Station in the 17900 block of Bear Valley Road, at approximately 4:15 P.M., Saturday, February 23, 2019.


The reporting party stated that the suspect, later identified as Daniel David Messmer, was armed with a handgun and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect in the desert area east of the gas station armed with a handgun. Deputies gave multiple commands, pleading with the suspect to drop his weapon.

The suspect failed to comply with the deputies’ commands and pointed his gun at the Deputies. Fearing for their safety and the safety of nearby citizens, a deputy involved shooting occurred. Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene, and pronounced the suspect deceased.