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Teen Arrested For Accidentally Shooting and Killing 18-Year-Old Friend

Homicide detectives investigate an accidental firearm discharge that resulted in the death of an Adelanto teen. (photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
Homicide detectives investigate an accidental firearm discharge that resulted in the death of an Adelanto teen. (photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): An 18-year-old Adelanto resident was shot and killed Thursday night by a 17-year-old.

At around 8:49 p.m. deputies from the Victorville Station responded to the report of a male subject that was shot in a home on the 13000 block of Bennington Drive in Victorville.

Upon arrival deputies located Ronald McKinzie in a bedroom of the home deceased with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Investigators learned that McKinzie was shot by accidental discharge fired by a 17-year-old male teen that was at the residence. The male juvenile was arrested and booked into juvenile hall for negligent discharge of a firearm resulting in death.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time. Updates will be updated as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney 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.

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