UPDATE: Bakersfield Police confirm identity of man wanted in Whiskey Barrel shooting

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UPDATE 2/23: The Bakersfield Police Department has identified the man in the photos as 32-year-old Bakersfield resident Paul Evans. Multiple people have suggested in comments and in messages that Evans was defending himself in the fight. On that topic, Bakersfield Police Sgt. Robert Pair wrote “This is an on-going investigation and the motive and circumstances are absolutely being reviewed. Of course an important component of learning the truth surrounding the shooting is being able to talk to the subject depicted in the photograph.”

If you have any information on Evans’ whereabouts you’re asked to call BPD at 327-7111.


(2/22) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Multiple pictures and video show the aftermath of a shooting at Whiskey Barrel that left a man hospitalized over the weekend in Bakersfield.

The daughter of the victim, Haylee Ferguson, sent the images to KGET-17, saying she took them after the man shot her father.

According to Ferguson, the shooting happened early Sunday morning after a fight inside the bar had moved to the parking lot once the bar closed. The victim was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, and Ferguson says he is recovering. It’s still unclear what started the fight.

The gunman has not been identified publicly by the department. The man left in a white SUV according to police.

KGET-17 reached out to the Bakersfield Police Department for more information but have not received a response. Anyone with information on the man’s whereabouts is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

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