The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has recently identified the last two victims of the Adelanto mass shooting. The fifth victim has been named as Narcisco Sandoval, a 47-year-old resident of San Rafael. The sixth victim has been identified as Adrian Ochoa-Salgado, a 41-year-old from Llano.
In an effort to solve the case, Sheriff’s investigators released photos of Ochoa-Salgado, who had previously remained unidentified. The public’s assistance was sought in identifying him. Alongside Sandoval and Ochoa-Salgado, three other victims have also been identified. They are Baldemar Mondragon-Albarran, a 34-year-old from Adelanto, Franklin Noel Bonilla, a 22-year-old from Hesperia, and Kevin Dariel Bonilla, a 25-year-old also from Hesperia.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department expressed their gratitude to the public for their assistance in identifying Ochoa-Salgado. The suspects believed to be involved in the killings have been arrested following an extensive investigation. They were apprehended when search warrants were executed in Apple Valley, Adelanto, and the Pinon Hills area of Los Angeles County.
The shooting incident took place on January 23 in the rural, unincorporated desert area of Adelanto. Deputies responded to a 911 call from Franklin Noel Bonilla, who reported being shot. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered five deceased men, with Bonilla’s body found nearby. The victims had all suffered from gunshot wounds, and four of them were partially burned.
During a press conference, Sheriff Shannon Dicus stated that illegal cannabis was the primary motive behind the murders. The investigation into the case is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio at 909-890-4904. Anonymous tips can also be provided through the We-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or through their website wetip.com.
For further updates, you can reach out to Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz at 760-951-6227 or RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com. Stay connected by following him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz.
The tragic Adelanto mass shooting has left the community shocked and seeking justice for the victims. As the investigation progresses, law enforcement officials are determined to bring those responsible to justice.