Kern County Sheriff's Office investigating a homicide in Ridgecrest

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 12:59:32-04

UPDATE (July 30, 207 7:23a): Ridgecrest Police Department said Sunday morning around 1:30 the Kern County Sheriff's Office requested the Ridgecrest Police Department respond to the county area of 1500 W. Dolphin Ave. to assist with multiple stabbing victims at a party as the nearest Deputy Sheriff was in the Kern River Valley. 

RPD officers arrived on scene to a large crowd with a victim laying on the ground suffering from a stab wound to the chest and two additional victims already headed to the hospital prior to RPD's arrival. 

The suspect was still at large. Officers secured the crime scene and recovered the alleged knife that was used. 

Officers set up a perimeter and searched the immediate area. 

Two people were detained during this search including the person identified by witnesses as the suspect. 

KCSO deputies arrived on scene at 2:20 a.m. and assumed the investigation. 

KCSO confirmed just after 6 a.m. Sunday they were investigating a homicide in the 1500 block of W. Dolphin Avenue in Ridgecrest, but have not released any other details. 


The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Ridgecrest. 

Officials said they are investigating the incident in the 1500 block of West Dolphin Avenue which is between S. Monache St. and Garth St. 

KCSO officials sent out the alert just after 6:00 Sunday morning. 

It is unknown when they were called out to the scene. 

There is limited information at this time. Check back for updates.