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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, July 13, 2014        12:48 a.m.  **UPDATE – Monday, July 14, 2014


INCIDENT:    Homicide Investigation


LOCATION:   4000 block of North E Street, Unincorporated area of San Bernardino


VICTIM:          Tomanisha Marie Nichols, age 19 of San Bernardino


SUSPECT:    Darin Couzens, age 25 of San Bernardino


UPDATE – Monday, July 14, 2014

Through investigation, investigators have identified a suspect, Darin Couzens, believed to be involved in the shooting death of the victim, Tomanisha Marie Nichols.  Darin Couzens was subsequently arrested, transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. 


No additional information is available.  Updates will be released as new information becomes available.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Matt Peterson at (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



On Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. deputies from Central Station responded to a report of shots fired in the 4000 block of North E Street.  Deputies arrived and discovered a female dead from an apparent gunshot wound.


Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded and are conducting an investigation.


Investigators determined that a party was taking place in the area when the shooting occurred and a large number of individuals are being interviewed. No suspects have been identified at this time.


Refer:             Public Affairs Division


Phone No.     (909)387-3700


Case No.       011402532    H#2014-65

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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