Alleged burglar shot by elderly resident


An alleged burglar is recovering after he was shot by an elderly man inside a Northeast Bakersfield home over the weekend.

On Saturday at 12:20 p.m., Bakersfield police responded to reports of shots fired, according to police. Officers arrived to the 2800 block of Mount Vernon Ave, where they found Joshua Zorilla, 22, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound, police said.

Officers determined Zorilla was shot by an elderly resident during a burglary a few blocks away in the 2400 block of San Pablo Ave.

Zorilla was transported to a hospital, where his condition is unknown.

Once he’s released from the hospital, he will be arrested on burglary, parole violation and gang charges, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 327-7111.

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