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SBSD - Chino Hills Police Department
Sunday May 19th, 2019 :: 11:13 a.m. PDT


Update* The victim has been identified as Shermaine Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Pomona

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 17, 2019 11:30 p.m. *UPDATE*

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: 3850 Eucalyptus Ave., Chino Hills

SUSPECT: Alejandro Cesarez, 23 years old, resident of Chino Hills

VICTIM: Shermaine Thompson, 25-years-old, resident of Pomona

On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. deputies responded to a housing complex on Eucalyptus Ave. for a report of a shooting. Deputies and medical aid arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital and pronounced deceased at 1:53 a.m.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives learned that Cesarez and the victim were involved in an argument and Cesarez produced a handgun and shot the victim. Cesarez then left the residence on foot and was taken into custody nearby.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Simon Demuri at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer: Detective Simon Demuri or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 221901592 H#2019-41

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Chino Hills Police Department
14077 Peyton Dr
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Emergency: 9-1-1

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