Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

By SBSD
On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at approximately 1:11 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of shots heard and a man down in the 13800 block of Victoria Drive. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male, in the street in front of the residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the location and are conducting the investigation.

On Monday, February 20, the victim has been identified as Roman Robert Clemente of Apple Valley.
Through investigation, Homicide Investigators identified Austin Lembcke as a suspect in the murder of Roman Clemente. An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for Lembcke.
Homicide Investigators are releasing a photo of Austin Lembcke and asking the public for assistance in locating him. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Austin Lembcke is asked to call Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001; or Detective Brian Chambers or Sergeant Jason Radeleff, Homicide Detail (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.

On Tuesday, February 21st, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Austin Lembcke turned himself in to Homicide Investigators at Sheriff’s Headquarters. Lembcke was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for Murder. He is currently being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 23rd in Victorville.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brian Chambers or Sergeant Jason Radeleff, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com