UPDATE: Man arrested in fatal east Bakersfield shooting

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UPDATE (4/3) — The man killed in the shooting has been identified by the coroner as Richard Thomas Luevano, 43, of Bakersfield. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest.


UPDATE (4/11): Oscar Valero, 47, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

The department said Valero was arrested at around 11:30 p.m. and was booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of murder and gang participation.


(4/9): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police said detectives are investigating a shooting that left a man dead Friday evening in East Bakersfield.

Police and emergency responders were called to a home near East 3rd and Augusta streets at around 6:45 p.m. A man was found suffering major injuries and was later pronounced dead.

No information about a possible suspect was immediately available.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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