DATE/TIME: January 12, 2019 / 11:10am
INCIDENT: Attempted Murder
LOCATION: 14800 block of El Evado, Victorville
SUSPECT: Kewetha Darrington, 37-year old Victorville resident
VICTIMS: Confidential – Victim #1, 28-year old male; Victim #2, 28-year old male
On January 12, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 14800 block of El Evado Road where a subject had been shot in the parking lot of a liquor store.
Upon arrival, deputies found victim #1 in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Victim #2 was also at the location and although he had been shot at, was not struck. Victim #1 was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Through investigation, it was learned the victims had been engaged in a verbal altercation with the suspect. During the argument the suspect retrieved a handgun and shot victim #1. Victim #2 ran as the suspect began firing the gun at him. Victim #2 hid behind a car and the suspect fled the scene.
Through investigation and the aid of video surveillance, deputies were able to identify the suspect as 37-year old Kewetha Darrington. At approximately 2:00pm, Deputy Z. Pritchett was dispatched to the area of Reno Loop and East Trail for a suspicious male. Pritchett spotted the male and recognized him as the suspect, just as he was being picked up in a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Darrington was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on January 15, 2019.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (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.
Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Case #: 171900387
Phone No. (760) 241-2911
JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department