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Man sought in Apple Valley shooting that left 1 dead, 1 wounded

Man sought in Apple Valley shooting that left 1 dead, 1 wounded
Robert Jerome Pope is suspected of fatally shooting a man in Apple Valley, authorities say. (San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

Law enforcement authorities in San Bernardino County on Thursday identified a 20-year-old man as a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and a woman critically wounded.

Robert Jerome Pope is suspected of gunning down Ernie Sanders on Tuesday morning in Apple Valley, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

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Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene in 20000 block of Serrano Avenue. A woman was also wounded in the attack and was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Thursday, authorities said. Her name was not released.

"Pope is believed to frequent the High Desert," authorities said in a statement.

Detectives had not established a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mike Walker or Sgt. Rick Bessinger at (909) 387-3589.

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