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Two Additional Suspects Arrested in the Murder of Julian Kilgore

APPLE VALLEY:( Authorities have announced the arrest of two suspects in the murder of 23-year-old Julian Kilgore.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at approximately 9:25 p.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station were called to the 21000 block of Nisqually Road in Apple Valley reference a shooting.

Deputies arrived and found Julian Kilgore and Richard Fenton, 21, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Kilgore was transported to a local area hospital, but despite lifesaving efforts, Kilgore was pronounced deceased at 10:35 p.m. Fenton was transported to a different hospital where he was treated and survived.

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail were summoned to conduct the investigation. Early in the investigation, detectives revealed the shooting occurred during a robbery.

Aerion Shoulders, a 25 year old resident of Victorville, was identified as one of the suspects. Shoulders was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center.

As detectives continued to follow leads, the investigation revealed Rayvon Tarpley, 25, and Richard Need, 21, were additional suspects directly involved in the crimes. Tarpley has since died in an unrelated incident, however, additional information continues to surface confirming Tarpley was directly involved. Nedd was contacted and arrested for murder on September 30, 2015.

On September 22, 2015 at approximately 4:30 P.M., police responded to a residence on the 18500 block of New Hampshire Street in Adelanto following reports that a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, they located Rayvon Tarpley suffering from a gunshot wound. Tarpley was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Although the investigation is ongoing and limited information is available for release, preliminary investigations suggest that Tarpley’s injuries may have resulted from accidental discharge of a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Adam Salsberry or Sergeant Robert Warrick 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 website at

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Alleged Shooter of Julian Kilgore Pleads Not Guilty
Suspect Arrested in the Murder of 23-Year-Old Apple Valley Man
23-Year-Old Man Killed in Apple Valley Shooting Identified

(source: SBSD Headquarters press release)

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