VICTORVILLE – A 37-year-old Victorville man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting at two male victims at a Victorville liquor store parking lot on Saturday.
At around 11:10 a.m. Victorville police responded to the 14800 block of El Evado to the Michael’s Liquor parking lot for the report of a shooting.
When they arrived they found a 28-year-old victim in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Deputies learned that the victims were involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect and the suspect retrieved a handgun and shot the first victim. The second victim had ran as he was being shot at and hid behind a car. The second victim, also a 28-year-old male was not injured as a result of the shooting. The suspect fled from the scene.
Deputies obtained video surveillance and identified Kewetha Darrington, 37, as the suspect. At around 2:00 p.m. Sheriff’s dispatch received a call reporting that there was a suspicious male in the area of Reno Loop and East Trail. An investigating deputy responded to the area and located a male who he recognized as the suspect just as he was being picked up by a vehicle. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and arrested the suspect without incident.
Darrington was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on January 15, 2019.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. 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.
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