San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: April 14, 2016, 8:49 p.m.INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 13000 Block of Bennington Drive, Victorville

SUSPECT: 17-year-old, male juvenile, resident of Victorville

VICTIM:Ronald McKinzie, 18-years-old, resident of Adelanto


On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at approximately 8:49 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of a male subject who had been shot at a residence in the 13000 block of Bennington Drive in Victorville. Upon arrival, deputies located Ronald McKinzie in a bedroom of the residence with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded to the location to conduct the investigation. Through investigation, it was learned that McKinzie was shot by an accidental discharge fired by a 17-year-old male juvenile who was also at the residence. The male juvenile was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for PC 246.3, 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 issued as new information 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

Refer:Sergeant John Gaffney or Detective Chuck PhillipsStation:Sheriff’s Homicide Detail
Phone No.(909) 387-3589
Case No.H2016-032 DR#171604539

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700