A 911 call was made at 12:03 a.m. on March 24 to the Sheriff’s department. Officials found Christy McKissic, 32 and Renee Metcalf, 62, shot in their home. A 10-year-old child was also found unharmed.
Police identified a person of interest, 22-year-old Marine Rafael Ari Aikens, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.
Aikens is being held without bail.
Military officials have yet to respond with information about the Marine and have yet to release a statement on the incident.
Both women worked at the Virginian bar in downtown Twentynine Palms.
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