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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:              August 11, 2014/10:24 a.m.


INCIDENT:                PC 187 - Murder


LOCATION:               9800 block of Nielson Road, in the unincorporated area of Hesperia  


VICTIM(S):                Donald Archdale, age 47 of Hesperia



On Monday, August 11, 2014, at 10:24 a.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred at a residence in the 9800 block of Nielson Road in the unincorporated area of Hesperia.  Upon arrival, deputies and fire personnel located the victim, later identified as Donald Archdale, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Archdale was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 12:07 p.m.   


The Sheriff’s Homicide Detail was requested and responded to the location.  Through investigation, detectives have determined that the shooting of Donald Archdale was committed during a domestic violence incident.  The investigation is ongoing; no suspects have been arrested at this time.  Upon completion, the report will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Grant Ward or Detective Mike Flores (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




Refer:              Detective Grant Ward or Detective Mike Flores.


Station:            Homicide Detail


Phone No.       (909)387-3589


Case No.         DR# 071402957          H#2014-70

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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