By Christy McLeap

According to police, on Sunday, June 11, an Apple Valley man was taken in custody and booked on suspicion of murder after he called and reported to a sheriff’s dispatcher that he had shot and killed his wife.

According to the Press Enterprise, the couple had four children ranging in age from 1 to 7 years old, and they were placed into protective custody with San Bernardino County Children & Family Services by the responding deputies.

A news release from the Apple Valley Police Department said, the children were at the home when the shooting happened. The children’s names have not been released.

The release also stated that just before 10 p.m. Saturday evening, 53 year-old Tom Robinson, called the dispatcher and said that he had shot and killed his wife, 35 year-old, Rocio Martinez. About three minutes after receiving the call, deputies arrived and found Martinez dead inside the home.

Homicide detectives interviewed Robinson, and soon after arrested and booked him into the High Desert Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Jon Cahow or Sgt. John Gaffney at (909) 387-3589. Also, if you wish to remain anonymous you can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or leave information at http://www.wetip.com.

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