Two People Arrested for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm at a Park in Yucca Valley
Photo: Paradise Park
Two people from Desert Hot Springs have been arrested in regard to the negligent discharge of a firearm at Paradise Park in Yucca Valley.
The incident took place at about 8 pm on September 19, 2020. Witnesses reported that the two suspects, 22-year-old Baylee Carter and 21-year-old Kejuan Wyatt, had gotten into an argument with an unidentified individual. Carter then fired a shot into the air.
Morongo Basin police deputies responded to the scene and found that Wyatt had tried to hide evidence of the incident. They located a 9mm handgun inside a vehicle parked nearby. Deputies also did an area check of the park to ensure that no one had gotten hurt, as the shooting had taken place while people were there playing basketball. No one appeared to be injured as a result of the gunshot.
Wyatt and Carter were both arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center. Carter was charged with the unlawful discharge of a firearm and is being held on $50,000 bail. Wyatt was charged with being an accessory to the unlawful discharge of a firearm. His bail has been set at $25,000.