UPDATE: BPD identifies suspect in fatal East Bakersfield shooting

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UPDATE (May 11): The Bakersfield Police Department has identified a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting.

The suspect in the murder of Jessie Anthony Alvarez on May 7 has been identified as 28-year-old David Campos. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Campos’ location is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

David Campos

UPDATE (May, 8, 2020): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed Thursday night as 22-year-old Jessie Anthony Alvarez of Bakersfield.

No information on possible suspects has been released. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead Thursday night in East Bakersfield.

A spokesperson said officers were called to the intersection of East 3rd and Whitlock streets just before 8:30 p.m. for a report of a man who had been shot. Officers arrived and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was pronounced dead by emergency crews at the scene. Police Sgt. Christopher Feola described the man as a Hispanic male, believed to be in his 20s.

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

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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