Tulare man killed in southeast Bakersfield shooting

Crime Watch

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Tulare man was killed in a shooting in southeast Bakersfield early this morning.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at around 12:23 a.m., 39-year-old Jose Manuel Araujo was shot in the chest on White Lane near South Union Avenue. KCSO officials said Araujo may have been at a party in the area, and a disturbance led up to the shooting.

He was taken to Kern Medical for treatment, where he later died from his injuries.

A homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

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