UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in Bandolero Way shooting

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UPDATE (May 29): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in the Bandolero Way shooting as 28-year-old Duran Kenneth Dunhill McDowall.

UPDATE (May 28): After a 5 hour standoff, Bakersfield Police said the suspects were arrested. Sgt. McCauley said Douglas Hutchinson and Manuel Ruiz surrendered without incident.


UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department said officers are investigating the area of South Vineland Road and Muller Road in an attempt to locate the two suspects.

The department said officers have been out at the location since around 9:30 a.m. after the investigation led officers to the area. A SWAT team has been called out to assist in the search. The department said it is unknown how much longer police will be there.

The area has been closed to traffic since this morning, BPD said. No additional details have been provided, as the department said it is still unknown if the suspects are in the area.


UPDATE (11:43 p.m.): Bakersfield police identified two suspects wanted for murder in a shooting that left a man dead Wednesday on Bandolero Way.


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Bakersfield police identified Douglas Hutchinson and Manuel Ruiz as suspects in the deadly shooting.

Hutchinson is described as being 29 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds.

Ruiz is described as being 32 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department has confirmed that a man injured in this afternoon’s shooting on Bandolero Way has died and that the case is now being investigated as a homicide.

At around 12:50 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department said officers responded to a shooting call in the 7100 block of Bandolero Way and found a man in front of a home suffering from major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

The man’s identity will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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