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19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after shooting at a house party in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 19-year-old from Apple Valley was arrested for attempted murder after a shooting at a house party in Victorville.

It happened on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at approximately 1:55 a.m., in the 13000 block of Round Oak Way.

Sheriff’s officials said deputies were dispatched to a 28-year-old man shot in the neck during a party at the above residence.

Emergency Medical Services responded, and the victim, a resident of Apple Valley, was transported to a trauma center. Officials said he sustained a major injury from the shooting but was expected to survive.  

According to a sheriff’s news release, California Highway Patrol’s helicopter assisted by providing aerial coverage to track a vehicle fleeing the scene.

“Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The two male occupants in the vehicle were detained and a Polymer 80 handgun was taken as evidence,” stated the release.

One of the males, Donald Newton was later arrested and booked into custody for attempted murder and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. His bail is set at $2,000,000.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Bennington or Deputy Fratt with the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Anonymous tips can be submitted to We-Tip at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.


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