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Stolen Vehicle Leads to Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A 24-year-old Victorville man is behind bars on attempted murder charges after shooting his victim multiple times before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

On February 16, 2017, at approximately 12:28 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a report of suspicious circumstances on E Street, near Sixth Street. The caller stated that she heard what sounded like three to four gunshots and when she looked outside she saw someone lying on the sidewalk.

Deputies arrived and located a 20-year-old male at the scene who had a gunshot wound to the top of his head and right thigh, according to a Sheriff’s press release.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and then flown to Loma Linda University Hospital for treatment.

Authorities were unable to locate a suspect and the investigation remained active.

On February 17, 2017, at approximately 9:36 a.m., a 1993 Honda Accord, matching the description of one reported stolen on February 11, 2017, was observed traveling west on Forrest Avenue in Victorville.

The driver of the vehicle, Kyrian Kelly, stopped in front of a residence on Del Rey Court where he and a female passenger exited the vehicle. Kelly was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for vehicle theft and violation of parole.

Deputies investigating the attempted murder received additional information that Kelly was the suspect they had been attempting to locate. On February 18, 2017, attempted murder was added to Kelly’s booking charges. He remains in custody with bail set at $ 1,150,000.00.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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

(source: Victorville Police Department news release)

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