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Man Arrested in Shooting Death of His Son; Victim ID’d

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Anthony Ledesma was shot and killed by his stepfather while celebrating his birthday.
Anthony Ledesma was shot and killed by his stepfather while celebrating his birthday.

VICTORVILLE, Calif :(VVNG.com)- Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by his stepfather while celebrating his 45th birthday party as Anthony Ledesma.

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approximately 7:38 p.m., deputies responded to the report of shots fired at a residence on the 13900 block of Palomino Court in the Brentwood community.

Photo by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News
Photo by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News
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Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Anthony Ledesma, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency medical aid personnel arrived on scene and pronounced Ledesma deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the location and conducted the investigation.

Police say during the party Ledesma attacked his stepfather, 76-year-old Ernesto Holguin. Holguin fired several rounds at Ledesma, striking him numerous times.

Holguin was arrested for PC 187 (Murder) and booked at High Desert Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brendan Motley or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Photo by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News
Photo by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News

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