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Man arrested in Apple Valley shooting death

Man arrested in Apple Valley shooting death
Robert Jerome Pope was arrested in connection with an Apple Valley shooting that killed one man and wounded a woman. (San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in San Bernardino County that left one man dead and a woman critically wounded has been arrested, authority said Thursday.

Robert Jerome Pope was taken into custody in the Los Angeles area and was being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.

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Pope is suspected of gunning down Ernie Sanders, 22, in Apple Valley on Jan. 28, the Sheriff's Department said.  Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene in 20000 block of Serrano Avenue.

A woman was also wounded in the attack and taken to a hospital. Her name has not been released.

Pope was being held at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino in lieu of $1-million bail.

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