Ridgecrest Police Department Sergeant N. Lloyd–
On Dec. 22, 2022, at about 3:50 AM, Ridgecrest Police Department (RPD) Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Upjohn Ave. regarding a “shots fired” call. Upon arrival, officers located several subjects inside the residence and confirmed there was a physical altercation. A search of the residence was conducted and a loaded firearm was located. During the investigation, Officers learned that 48-year-old Eric McGuire was in possession of the firearm just prior to the officers arriving on the scene. Officers were unable to locate any evidence the firearm had been discharged at the residence. RPD Dispatch confirmed McGuire was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
McGuire was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield.