One in custody after deadly Yucca Valley shooting

Deputies responded to shots fired call in area of Barron Drive and Hermosa Avenue

Jeff Stahl, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, jstahl@kesq.com
POSTED: 12:31 PM PDT Apr 19, 2013    UPDATED: 07:45 PM PDT Apr 19, 2013 
YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. -

A Yucca Valley murder suspect was in custody Friday after law enforcement officers were called to a neighborhood on the city's east side.

Brian Cline, 19, was taken into custody by San Bernardino County Sheriffs Deputies Thursday afternoon as they searched the 58000 block of Paxton Road, in Yucca Valley.

Deputies say they found Cline hiding on the roof of a residence.

Police were called shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday about a shooting in the area of Barron Drive and Hermosa Avenue just north of the Twentynine Palms Highway near Yucca Mesa Road.

Deputies found Martin Reyes there suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Reyes was rushed to the High Desert Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses described a Hispanic man seen leaving the area  immediately after the shots were fired.

Deputies began an extensive search of the immediate area to find him.

Cline was taken into custody and transported to the Morongo Basin jail, where he was booked for murder.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Joe Janowicz or Sergeant Trevis Newport 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 www.wetip.com.