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Authorities Continue Search for Driver Involved in Victorville Shooting; Passenger Sentenced

Authorities Continue Search for Driver Involved in Victorville Shooting; Passenger Sentenced

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VICTORVILLE – The driver involved in a shooting in the 15500 block of Fresno Street in the City of Victorville remains at large, while the passenger was recently sentenced.

In the early-morning hours of Saturday, March 24, 2018, during a large party multiple callers reported that there was a fight near the location. As deputies were en route, subsequent callers reported hearing shots fired. When deputies arrived they saw a yellow Chevrolet Camaro fleeing from the area. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued on. Deputies pursued the vehicle, the crashed a short time later. Both the driver and the passenger exited the vehicle and ran. Keshawn Johnson, 26, of Adelanto, was detained shortly after. The driver, only described as a black male was not located and remains at large. No one was injured as a result of the shooting, but at least one of the rounds struck an occupied home.

Two handguns were found inside the abandoned Camaro. One of the handguns was reported to be stolen according to the original news release. “The owner of the vehicle was contacted and stated they did not know the vehicle was missing from the driveway,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.

Keshawn Johnson pleaded not guilty to all charges at the Victorville Superior Court on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Johnson later changed his plea and was sentenced to three years in prison for shooting at an inhabited dwelling. He was credited for 20 days; 10 days of time served plus 10 days for conduct credit. He will be required to serve 1/2 of the balance. In addition, Johnson was sentenced to 8 months for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Detectives are still attempting to identify and locate the driver of the yellow Camaro. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective D. Maddox at the Victorville Police Department, (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch, (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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