LOCATION OF INCIDENT:
TRIPLE T’S TAVERN (117 E. RIDGECREST BLVD)
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
PC 664/187 ATTEMPTED MURDER
PC 245(A)(2) ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
PC 246 SHOOT AT AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE
DONALD FREDERICK KELLY III (30 YEARS-OLD)
On 06/23/2018, at about 1:15 am, a fight broke out between several subjects at Triple T’s Tavern. During the fight, Donald Kelly III brandished a knife and attempted to stab one of the fight participants. Kelly was subdued and he left the establishment. At about 01:43 am, Kelly returned to the establishment with a firearm and from the doorway, fired several shots into the business, believed to be targeting one of the earlier fight participants. One of the shots struck a female employee of the business. The victim was subsequently taken to the Antelope Valley Hospital and latest reports show her to be in stable condition. Nobody else appeared to be injured as a result of the shooting. Later this morning, at about 9:00 am, officers and detectives from the Ridgecrest Police Department tracked Kelly to an apartment in the 200 block of W. Drummond Ave. Kelly was taken into custody and later transported to the Kern County Central Receiving Facility (CRF) in Bakersfield.