Investigators Term Victorville Brothers’ Deaths as Murder-Suicide

A home at the Cul-de-sac at Crossroads Court in Victorville was the scene of the two shooting deaths

VICTORVILLE – Investigators are calling an early morning Sunday argument between brothers a murder-suicide after a shooting. San Bernardino County Deputies said on Tuesday that an argument that erupted between Ladetric Jenkins, 34, and his brother, Dennis Jenkins, 40, led to a shooting.

Deputies arrived at 4:17 a.m. on June 30, having responded to a suicidal report in the 13200 block of Crossroads Court. Upon arrival, deputies checked the residence and first located Ladetric Jenkins inside. A short time later, Dennis Jenkins’ body was discovered.

Both men, according to a report, appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. It was during the investigation that detectives learned that the men were siblings.

LaDetric Jenkins in a Facebook photo from the backyard of the house on Crossroads

“It was apparent that an argument occurred between Ladetric and Dennis Jenkins,” said Detective Mauricio Hurtado. “It is believed sometime during the argument, Ladetric Jenkins shot Dennis Jenkins to death; then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide.”

As of Tuesday, detectives were uncertain if the brothers had lived together, or what the argument was about that led to the eventual shooting. It was not reported on what alerted the deputies to the shooting, if a nearby resident had called or if one of the brothers had contacted authorities.

LaDetric Jenkins in another photo from his Facebook page

The residence is located at the end of a cul-de-sac area in a residential area near Luna Rd. and Hartsfield Street. Just to the west of the shooting scene is a middle school.

Hurtado and Sgt. Trevis Newport of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Detail were continuing their investigation.

Read More:

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Victor Valley News: Brother Shoots Brother in Victorville Murder Suicide

Investigators Term Victorville Brothers’ Deaths as Murder-Suicide was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Bernardino


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