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Police Release Identity of Man Found Murdered in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif: ( Authorities have released the name of the man found murdered in Apple Valley on Wednesday morning.

On August 10, 2016, at approximately 6:38 a.m. deputies from the Town of Apple Valley responded to a medical aid call at a residence on 12600 block of Apple Valley Road.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Michael Anthony Brooks Jr., 54, a resident of Apple Valley suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Brooks was pronounced deceased at the residence.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the location and conducted a death investigation. During the investigation, detectives learned the wounds were not self-inflicted. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Michael Cleary 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

(Photo by Tom Kusinsky)
(Photo by Tom Kusinsky)

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