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Family Gathering Ends Deadly; 3 People Stabbed Sunday Morning

HESPERIA, Calif. ( A family gathering turned deadly after a woman’s three sons were allegedly stabbed by her boyfriend, killing one early Sunday morning.

Sheriff’s Deputies from the Hesperia Police Station were dispatched to a home on the 13900 block of Katelyn Street at approximately 3:20 a.m., on June 4, 2017, for reports of multiple people stabbed.

Upon arrival deputies located two male victims down in the front yard of a residence and a third male victim inside, Sheriff’s officials said.

Roemello Clifton Houston, a 21-year-old male, was transported by helicopter to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Dalaughn Eugene Houston, an 18-year-old male, was transported by ground ambulance to Desert Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials confirmed.

The third victim, Titus Anthony Houston, 16, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds.

The grandfather of the three victims arrived on scene and told Victor Valley News that a domestic dispute occurred around 12 a.m. between his daughter (the mother of the victims) and her boyfriend.

“My oldest grandson called me around 12:00 a.m. and said his mom and her boyfriend were disputing so he and his 18-year-old brother tried to stop the argument, but instead they ended up physically fighting with the boyfriend,” the grandfather said.

He told Victor Valley News that the two grandchildren left the home and returned hours later with their youngest brother to check up on their mom.

“When they came back around 3:00 a.m., her boyfriend was armed with a knife and stabbed all three of my grandsons,” he said.

“I’m just glad my three granddaughters have been at my house for the past week and didn’t have to witness this,” the grandfather said.

Ryan Tremin McDowel, 45, the boyfriend, was detained for questioning at the residence when deputies arrived.

The cul-de-sac where the home is located is currently taped off with crime scene tape for a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Homicide Division.

On Sunday evening Sheriff’s officials said in a press release that no arrests have currently been made and the investigation is ongoing.

“Homicide Investigators will present the investigation to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney will determine what, and against whom, charges should be filed,” stated the release.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Brian Chambers 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

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