BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The man fatally stabbed at an apartment complex in southwest Bakersfield Monday morning has been identified.
The man was identified as Richard Daniel Alvarez Jr., 71, of Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
On Monday morning, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 400 block of South Real Road for reports of a man suffering a stab wound, according to KCSO.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with fatally stabbing his father on Monday, according to a tweet by the KCSO.
Daniel Schultz-Alvarez, 37, is held on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to inmate records.
The victim’s granddaughter Corissa Alvarez said her grandfather broke barriers at Bakersfield High School. He is from class of 1969 and was the Driller’s first time valley champion. He was inducted to the BHS Hall of Fame this year.
She said her uncle Daniel Schultz-Alvarez was severely mentally ill and battled schizophrenia. She added that he loved his father and needed help.
Daniel Schultz-Alvarez is due in court tomorrow.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health crisis, you can call Kern Behavioral Health’s crisis hotline at 1-800-991-5272.
To donate to Alvarez’s funeral and memorial service, visit the GoFundMe page created by his family.