BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One man is dead after a shooting involving Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Ridgecrest police officers and a suicidal man armed with a firearm, according to a release from KCSO.

Around 2:25 a.m., KCSO Ridgecrest substation deputies responded to assist the Ridgecrest Police Department on a call involving a suicidal man armed with a gun in the 300 block of Sahara Drive, just north of Ridgecrest Boulevard in Ridgecrest, the office said.

During the investigation law enforcement opened fire, striking the suspect in the process. It is unclear what happened before the shooting occurred. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he later died, the release said.

KCSO detectives has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call KCSO at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

This is a developing story.