Apple Valley, CA: Father arrested for the murder of his 8 year old son.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 4:59pm PT on Thursday, January 5th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Apple Valley Station and medical aid responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Navajo Road in Apple Valley, California following a 911 call of a child not breathing.
Deputies and paramedics arrived at the home where they discovered 8 year old Dominic Nunn unresponsive inside the residence.
C.P.R. was performed and Dominic Nunn was transported to Desert Valley Hospital.
Despite lifesaving measures, Dominic Nunn was pronounced deceased at 7:28pm PT.
Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children and Homicide Details were summoned and are conducting the investigation.
Detectives determined Dominic’s father, 38 year old Shakir Nunn from Apple Valley, California, was responsible for Dominic Nunn’s death.
Shakir Nunn was arrested during the early morning hours of Friday, January 6th, 2017 and booked into High Desert Detention Center for Murder.
San Bernardino County Children and Family Services responded to assist and took custody of the other juveniles in the home.
Dominic Nunn’s mother was determined to be out of the area at the time of the incident and there is no evidence to suggest she was involved in the crime.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Scott Stafford or Sergeant Robert Warrick at: 1 (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 website at: http://www.wetip.com
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