Bakersfield police investigating officer-involved shooting in East Bakersfield


One woman is in custody and one man is in the hospital with major injuries after an officer-involved shooting in East Bakersfield.

The shots were fired around 6 p.m., but several undercover Bakersfield Police Officers had been staked out hours earlier.

“Officers responded to the 2500  of Kentucky Street to attempt to locate a felony warrant suspect who was also wanted for a carjacking robbery investigation,” BPD sergeant Nathan Mcauley explained.

Neighbors say they heard up to 7 gunshots.

Behind police tape, a silver Mustang that crashed into a fence had several bullet holes in the windshield and windows. BPD confirmed the car was stolen.

According to BPD, it was during an attempt to apprehend the man that two officers shot him multiple times in the torso.

The woman who was taken into custody was uninjured.

This marks the second officer-involved shooting of 2019–the first with BPD.

The incident comes just three days after a fatal CHP officer-involved shooting on Highway 43.

Both officers who fired their weapons have been placed on routine administrative leave.

If you have any more information in this ongoing investigation, you’re urged to call them at 327-7111.

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