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Father Arrested For Murder of 8-Year-old Apple Valley Boy

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( Victor Valley News broke a story yesterday that an 8-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital while unresponsive.

Authorities this morning confirmed the young boy, Dominic Nunn, a resident of Apple Valley died as a result of head trauma, and his father, Shakir Nunn, age 38, also a resident of Apple Valley, was arrested for his murder.

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 4:59 p.m. emergency personal were dispatched to the 13000 block of Navajo Road, where they discovered Dominic unresponsive.

Initially the father stated that Dominic was hit with an unknown object by a 12-year-old juvenile, however, Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children and Homicide Details were summoned to conduct an investigation and discovered a different scenario.

“Detectives determined Dominic’s father, Shakir Nunn, was responsible for Dominic’s death. Shakir was arrested during the early morning hours of Friday, January 6, 2017 and booked into High Desert Detention Center for Murder,” officials said Friday in a press release.

“San Bernardino County Children and Family Services responded to assist and took custody of the other juveniles in the home” said officials, “Dominic’s mother was determined to be out of the area at the time of the incident and there is no evidence to suggest she was involved in the crime.”

According to anonymous source, the father and mother of the children were battling custody issues for several months, “It’s sad because the courts gave the father custody months ago,” said the source.

Detectives remained at the family residence through the early morning conducting their investigation and removing evidence from the home.

Shakir Nunn has a scheduled appearance in a Victorville Courtroom on January 10th, at 12:30 p.m. according to court records. He is being charged with Child Cruelty and Murder and is currently not eligible for bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Scott Stafford 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

(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
(photo courtesy of LLN)

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