UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in northeast Bakersfield stabbing

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UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in Monday’s stabbing as 28-year-old Tanner Alan Blankenship.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) –  One person is dead after a stabbing in Northeast Bakersfield early Monday morning. This happened at 1:30 a.m. near at the Backyard Organics medical marijuana dispensary that’s on River Blvd.

Deputies found evidence of a stabbing at the location. The victim was taken to Kern Medical Center by a private car where he was pronounced dead. At this time, there is no information on a suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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