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Circle K clerk arrested for murder after stabbing man to death in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Authorities said they arrested a store clerk for murder after a 25-year-old was stabbed to death outside of a Circle K in Victorville.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at about 4:04 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Station responded to the business at the corner of Mojave and Village Drives regarding a disturbance inside the store. 

When deputies arrived, they found an unresponsive male subject, identified as Elijah Griego, a resident of Victorville laying on the ground outside of the store with multiple stab wounds. Officials said CPR was administered and Griego was transported to a local hospital where he later died.  

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigation – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation. 

“Through investigation, detectives determined a store clerk, Jeremy Fearon, was in a physical altercation with Griego when the stabbing occurred,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Fearon, 25, a resident of Victorville, was arrested and booked in at the High Desert Detention Center where he remains in custody without bail.  

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation – Homicide Detail at 909-387-3609.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

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