UPDATE (3/30): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year-old Detrick Hollinquest on a felony murder warrant yesterday on Planz Road. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hollinquest is related to the victim, Lonnie Hollinquest, but would not say their exact relationship. He has been booked for murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is due in court April 1.
UPDATE (3:17): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in last week’s shooting as 22-year-old Lonnie Daniel Hollinquest. Hollinquest’s brother said he has a daughter, born recently in January, and the family needs help affording funeral expenses. They created a GoFundMe to ask for donations, which can be found here.
(3/12): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The sheriff’s office said detectives are investigating a homicide Friday in Southeast Bakersfield.
KCSO said deputies were called to a report of shots fired on Padre Street near Simpson Road just after 1:15 p.m. where they found a male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Kern Medical where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
No other information was provided on the incident.
This is the 22nd homicide in Kern County according to 17’s Homicide Tracker.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Kern Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.
We will update this story as we learn more information.