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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



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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