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Homicide victim identified as Dominique Clement
February 8, 2018
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, February 5, just after noon, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a stabbing that had occurred at a residence in the 74000 block of Joe Davis Drive. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim, Dominique Clement (age 21 of Twentynine Palms), was transported to a local area hospital and later died at 2:46 that afternoon.
Deputies located the suspect, William Olivo (age 25 of Twentynine Palms), outside of the apartment armed with a knife. Deputies ordered the suspect to drop the knife. Olivo complied with the deputies’ orders, however, resisted when deputies attempted to handcuff him and he was tased. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a laceration believed to have occurred during an altercation with the victim. Once released from the hospital, he was transported and booked into the Morongo Jail.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the location and assumed the investigation.
Olivo was later transported to the West Valley Detention Center where he is being held without bail.
The investigation is ongoing, and the motive remains under investigation. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Travis Randolph 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.
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