On 01/30/2013, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 61000 block of Alta Vista Dr., Joshua Tree. Christy Phipps, age 35 a resident of Joshua Tree was found unresponsive and had suffered traumatic injuries.
Fire paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced Phipps dead at 1221 AM.
Phipp’s husband was taken into custody at the scene.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
The death is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail.
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at midnight, Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station were called to the 61000 block of Alta Vista Dr. for a shooting that just occurred. Deputies responded, along with medical aid and discovered the victim inside the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical aid pronounced the victim dead at the residence.
Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators were called to conduct the investigation. Investigators served a search warrant at the residence and interviewed the victim’s husband, Joseph Phipps. At the conclusion of the interview, Joseph Phipps was taken into custody and later booked at West Valley Detention Center for Murder.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Pennington 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.
Refer: Sergeant Rick Bessinger or Detective Steve Pennington
Station: Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909)387-3589
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