UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with fatal 2019 shooting

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Sheriff’s deputies investigate a deadly shooting in the 1200 block of Barlow Street on Aug. 2, 2019.

UPDATE: After nearly a year, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in connection with this August 2019 homicide.

The department said that on Tuesday, detectives and deputies served a search warrant in the 2100 block of Avondale Drive in Bakersfield and arrested 20-year-old Isreal Chuca.

Chuca was booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and gang participation.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — No arrests have been made and there is no suspect information in a shooting that killed one man and injured another in east Bakersfield Friday night.

The shooting occurred at about 11:17 p.m. in the 1200 block of Barlow Street, sheriff’s officials said. Carlos Ramiro Venegas, 40, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and the other man suffered moderate injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 322-4040.

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