UPDATE: Stabbing, carjacking suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified

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UPDATE (Aug. 20) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in the officer-involved shooting as 65-year-old Everardo Gonzalez Santana.


UPDATE: BPD said at around 11:07 a.m., officers were sent to the area of Watts Drive and Lotus Lane after getting reports of a stabbing.

When they arrived, the officers found a woman and a man with stab wounds. They were taken to local hospitals. The woman suffered serious injuries and remains in an intensive care unit. Her family said she was stabbed in the neck, the back of her head and her face and has undergone two surgeries.

The officers learned that the suspect had two knives and that he had carjacked a third victim who suffered minor injuries.

BPD said the suspect drove off in the vehicle and subsequently crashed into another vehicle in the area of T Street and Brundage Lane before taking off again. Officers were able to locate the suspect in the area of P Street and Brundage, after which an officer-involved shooting took place.

The department said it could not provide any details about the shooting, as it is still early in the investigation.

The suspect suffered major injuries from the shooting and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he died from his injuries, according to BPD.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department has announced it is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place shortly before noon in the area of P Street and Brundage Lane.

All lanes of travel in the area are blocked due to the investigation, BPD said. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and avoid the area.

This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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