San Bernardino Marred by Violence as New Month Begins

Two homicides less than five miles apart happened within three hours of each other Saturday and Sunday

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    A violent beginning to the month of June has authorities in San Bernardino investigating two separate homicides that happened just hours apart.

    With about one hour remaining in May, gunshots were fired at four people working on a car in the 2800 block of West Victoria Street. Mitchell Davis, Jr., 23, was shot in the upper torso and later died at a hospital.

    Three victims between the ages of 21 and 46 were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive. A motive for the shooting was unknown.

    Less than five miles away and three hours later, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, a domestic dispute ended with the stabbing death of a 64-year-old man.

    Authorities responded to an apartment in the 1300 block of North Sierra Way after a 23-year-old man allegedly called in to say he got in a fight with, then stabbed his stepfather Freddie Bell.

    When police arrived, Robert Rosser, Jr. was attempting to leave the area in a car. Rosser was stopped and taken into custody.

    Though authorities have not identified a reason for the stabbing, investigators said the two men had a “strained” relationship prior to Sunday’s violence. 

    The city's latest homicide has brought the year's total to 20, higher than any other city in the Inland Empire. 

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