San Bernardino Hit With Eight Murders In Nine Days

The city of San Bernardino was beset with a rash of homicides commencing on April 28, resulting in eight murders in nine days.
At 11 a.m. on April 28, 2012, San Bernardino Police responding to a call of shots-fired in the 1200 block of North Mountain View Avenue found cousins Rudolfo Trujillo, 29, of Rialto, and Daniel Aguilar, 33, of Fontana, fatally wounded.  Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  The department’s homicide detail is continuing to investigate the incident.
On May 2, 2012 at 6 a.m., officers responding to a shots-fired call found Askia Salahuddin, 68, of Rialto, near the front porch of a home in the 700 block of North Anselmo Avenue, suffering upper body trauma from an apparent  gunshot wound.  Salahuddin was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:30 a.m. Witness told officers a car-to-car shooting in the neighborhood preceded Salhuddin’s death. It appears that Salahuddin may have been a bystander.
On May 4, 2012, officers responding to a 5:47 a.m. shots-fired call in the general area of the 2000 block of Western Avenue were unable to locate any indication of a shooting. At 6:15 AM, officers were dispatched to the alley of the 2000 block of Western Avenue with regard to a person down, later identified as Djuna Joann Benjamin, a 48 year old resident of Rialto, who  was suffering from upper body trauma. Benjamin was pronounced dead at the scene. The homicide squad has yet to develop suspects or a motive in the slaying.
At 9:17 p.m. on May 5, San Bernardino police officers were summoned to the Dellman Heights Recreational Center at 2696 N. Flores Street by a report of possible gunfire. Officers learned at the scene that two men, later identified as Corey Broussard, a 31 year old resident of Victorville and Ramiro Aguilar, a 35 year old resident of San Bernardino, had sustained upper body trauma and had been transported to a local hospital by private vehicle. Both Broussard and Aguilar were pronounced dead at the hospital. According to witnesses, an argument between Aguilar and Broussard led to the shooting, but it has not been established who did the shooting. Two others were also wounded, including Luisa Villalobos of Chino Hills, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she was placed on life support. She died on May 8 as a result of her injuries. The San Bernardino police department’s homicide division is investigating the matter.
On May 7, 2012 at approximately 8:27  p.m., paramedics and San Bernardino police responding to an emergency call to a home in the 700 block of North Pershing Avenue found  David Jamieson, a 51 year old resident of the home, suffering from knife wounds. Jamieson was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:00 p.m. A long time friend of Jamieson who had been living with Jamieson and his wife, Donald David Martin, 47, went to the police station shortly after the incident and told police he had stabbed Jamieson in self defense, apparently with a kitchen knife. Based upon what investigators said were inconsistent statements Martin provided, he was arrested.

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