On Sunday, October 6, 2013, at about 2:20 a.m. deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station responded to the 63000 block of Pole Road, for the report of a stabbing. When deputies arrived they located the victim, Lionel Blankenship, near the roadway deceased from a stab wound. Deputies detained Gregory Dominguez nearby and requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail. After processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses, detectives booked Dominguez for murder at the Morongo Basin Detention Center.
The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Joseph Janowicz or Sergeant Chris Fisher at (909) 387-3589.
Refer: Public Affairs Division
Phone No.: (909) 387-3599