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On Saturday, May 1, 2021, just before noon deputies from the Adelanto police station responded to the 10000 block of Joshua Street for a reported 17-year-old shooting victim, Angel Martinez. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Martinez suffered a gunshot injury while inside his residence. Martinez was transported to a local area hospital but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide detectives responded to conduct an investigation. Authorities learned that a 20 year old man out of Victorville named Tyrese Lawrence was involved in an argument with an adult male at the location. Tyrese and the adult male were previously known to each other. Following the argument, Lawrence left the residence and later returned with a gun. Lawrence deliberately shot the weapon into the occupied residence from the roadway before he forced his way inside the home. Lawrence shot Martinez and fled from the residence.

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Lawrence was apprehended by the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division. Lawrence was booked into Central Detention Center for violation of Penal Code 187(a); Murder.