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Murder/Attempted Murder Assault on a Peace Officer/Deputy-Involved Shooting

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DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 10, 2020/1:03 p.m.

INCIDENT: Murder/Attempted Murder
Assault on a Peace Officer/Deputy-Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 61794 Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree (Murder investigation)
Broadway and Copper Mountain, Joshua Tree (Deputy-Involved Shooting)

VICTIM(S): Shane Castro, age 24 of Twentynine Palms (deceased from stab wound)
Anthony Frugoli, age 26 of Yucca Valley (non-life threatening stab wound)
San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff (Assault on a Peace Officer)

SUSPECT(S): David Urrea, age 50 of Joshua Tree (deceased Deputy-Involved Shooting)

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, at approximately 1:03 p.m., Morongo Basin deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at the Valero Gas Station. Upon arrival, deputies were told there were two stabbing victims, Anthony Frugoli, who was still at the scene with non-life threatening injuries, and Shane Castro, who was transported by a private party to a local area hospital. Castro succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle prior to deputies arriving. Deputies were able to view surveillance footage and obtained a description of the suspect’s vehicle and its license plate number. Deputies were able to verify the registered owner, David Urrea, was the suspect.

Deputies learned that Urrea was a mandatory PC 290 Registrant and had recently registered. When he registered, he listed a campsite near the incident location as his area of residence. Sheriff’s Helicopter 40-King 3 and deputies began to search the area. The crew of 40-King 3 located the suspect vehicle, occupied by Urrea, and an adult female. Deputies arrived in the area of Broadway and Copper Mountain, located the suspect, and a deputy-involved shoot ing occurred. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female passenger was not injured.

Two teams of investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to the locations and are conducting the investigations.

The investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives Tony Romero or Narcie Sousa Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Tony Romero or Sergeant Troy Mooridian (Murder Investigation)
Detective Narcie Sousa or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra (Deputy-Involved Shooting)
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909)387-3589
Case No. 092000774 H#2020-040 & H#2020-041
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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