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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME:  Monday, June 30, 2014      5:14 p.m.

 

INCIDENT:    Homicide Investigation

 

LOCATION:   23900 block of Wildwood Lane, Crestline

 

VICTIM:          Michael Paul Clark, 38, Crestline

 

SUSPECT:    Steve Baumgartner, 53, Crestline

 



Summary

On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 5:14 p.m., deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station responded to the 23900 block of Wildwood Lane, in response to a call stating someone had been shot.  Deputies arrived and found Michael Clark with a gunshot wound.  Clark was transported to St. Bernadine Medical Center, in the city of San Bernardino, where he was pronounced deceased.

 

Deputies quickly determined Steve Baumgartner was responsible for the shooting and detained him.  The Sheriff’s Homicide Detail was requested to conduct the investigation.  Investigators learned the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute between neighbors.  Baumgartner was later arrested and transported to the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.  He was booked for Penal Code 187(a) – Murder. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. 

 

Refer:            Sergeant Chris Fisher 

 

Station:          Homicide Detail

 

Phone No.     (909) 387-3589

    

Case No.       DR# 051401225       H# 2014-61

 



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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