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Over 30 rounds fired during Friday night gun battle in Victorville

UPDATE 3/26 @10:30AM – Sheriff’s officials identified the suspect arrested as Keshawn Johnson, 26, of Adelanto. Johnson was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for shooting at an inhabited dwelling, possession of stolen property, and felon in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on March 27, 2018. Deputies were unable to locate the driver, an unknown black male, he remains at large.

VICTORVILLE,  Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Friday night house party turned violent after an argument escalated into a gun battle with over 30 rounds fired in a Victorville neighborhood.

At about 2:40 am, on March 24, 911 communications center received multiple reports from residents in the area of Yucca Avenue and Fresno Street who reported being awakened by the sound of rapid gunfire heard in the area of Victor Valley High School.

Victorville deputies responded to the area and located a house party at a residence in the 15500 block of Fresno Street with large crowds of people dispersing in many directions.

Responding deputies observed a yellow Camaro fleeing the scene at a high rate-of-speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver failed to yield and lead deputies on a brief high-speed pursuit that terminated after the vehicle crashed near the intersection of La Paz Drive and La Paz Ct.

After the crash, two male occupants from the vehicle foot-bailed from the vehicle. Deputies were able to detain and arrest one suspect, however, the second suspect remains at large. Both are said to be known gang members and convicted felons. Police recovered two pistols from the vehicle with high-capacity magazines that were on slide stop (a function that visually indicates when a handgun has expended all loaded ammunition). The vehicle was impounded and the search for the second suspect continues.

Deputies back at the scene of the shooting, deputies determined several males at the house party were involved in an argument that escalated into a gun battle with over 30 rounds fired, with at least one striking a residence. Dozens of empty bullet casings were located by deputies a long with a small amount of blood. No injuries were reported and no shooting victims have been located as of now.

Detectives are trying to 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.

(photo by Felicia Fehl)
(photo by Felicia Fehl)

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