Attempted Homicide Arrest

Release Date/Time: 3/17/2021 11:12 AM
Incident:Attempted Homicide Arrest
Date: Tuesday, 3/16/2021
Time: 9:27 AM
Location:1700 Block Donner Circle

On March 16, 2021, at approximately 9:27 am, officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Central Avenue Within minutes we received calls of 6 shots heard in the area of the 1700 block of Donner Circle. Officers responded and found the two calls were related. On Central Avenue, a 25-year-old male, was involved in a physical altercation with a third party. At some point, a second male, 18-year-old Kyree Lavell Murphy, became involved in the fight. After the fight ended, the 25-year-old drove to an address in the 1700 block of Donner. Murphy followed the victim ,drove up as the victim walked towards the house and fired approximately 6 rounds at him with a rifle.  Fortunately,  Murphy missed the victim but struck multiple parked vehicles. He then fled the area.

Patrol Officers coordinated with Detectives and the Violence Suppression Task Force (VSTF), who located Murphy at a residence in the 200 block of Chaparral Street.  Murphy left in a vehicle being driven by 42-year-old Kelly Deegan and was stopped by SWAT Officers and taken into custody.  A records check revealed Deegan had a felony warrant for her arrest.  Officers searched the vehicle and located a loaded 9mm handgun near Deegan's seat.  SWAT, Detectives, HNT and VSTF then served a search warrant at the Chaparral residence. 

Murphy was booked in Monterey County Jail for attempted murder and firearms charges.  Deegan was booked for the arrest warrant and possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Alex Zamora at (831) 758-7148 or email him at [email protected] or call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.

Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera

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