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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Sunday February 12th, 2023 :: 06:13 p.m. PST


KCSO Incident Announcement 2/11

On February 11, 2023, at approximately 0924 hours, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were dispatched to Highway 119 and Interstate 5 for a report of a 53-year-old male armed with a handgun. Multiple reporting parties said the male was pointing a handgun at civilians walking in the area and shooting at vehicles as they drove by. Deputies and officers with CHP arrived and took the male suspect into custody without incident. During the investigation, deputies located the firearm used in the incident. One victim received a minor injury during the incident and did not seek medical attention. The suspect had also shot into an unoccupied vehicle during the incident. No other injuries or damage were reported. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility on numerous charges.    

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-861-3110

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