Two 19-year-old Apple Valley residents have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of man who was shot in June and died nine days later.
At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to investigate a vehicle that crashed into a building in the 13600 block of Rancherias Road, said a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Anthony Lozano, 20, in the driver’s seat of the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Lozano was transported to a trauma center for treatment. On July 7, 2021, Lozano was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
“Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail conducted the investigation,” said a press release. “During the investigation, detectives determined Adrian Avery drove Earl Bowman to the Rancherias Road location to meet with Lozano. During the meeting, Bowman shot Lozano once and Lozano drove away, hitting the building. Bowman returned to Avery’s vehicle and they fled the location.”
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, with assistance from Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, Bowman and Avery were located and detained. Interviews were conducted with both men and they were subsequently arrested and booked for murder. Bowman is being held at High Desert Detention Center. Avery is currently being held at West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective David Carpenter, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or wetip.com.