UPDATE: Man, 18, pleads not guilty to murder

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UPDATE (9/8): Longmire pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including murder and three counts of attempted murder. He’s held without bail and is due back in court next month.


UPDATE (9/7): A man and two juveniles were arrested in connection with the murder of Alfred Lee Williams on South Owens Street last month, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Jayden Longmire, 18, and two juveniles, 15 and 17, were arrested.

On Sept. 3 at around 10:50 p.m. BPD attempted to stop a black Ford 500 with a stolen license plate in the 300 block of South Owens Street. Police noticed the vehicle matched two prior shooting offenses in the same neighborhood based on previous investigations, according to BPD. One injury shooting on Aug. 28 and the homicide of Alfred Lee Williams on Aug. 29.

BPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it failed to yield and started a pursuit. The pursuit ended in the 1600 block of South Union Avenue when the suspect vehicle lost control and crashed. Three occupants ran from the vehicle wearing ski masks. The three subjects were caught and taken into custody with no incident after a foot pursuit. Three firearms were recovered at the scene.

Longmire was arrested for murder and attempted murder with his role in the two shootings on Owens Street – one injury shooting on Aug. 28 and the homicide of Alfred Lee Williams on Aug. 29. Longmire was also arrested on gang participation, conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm and felony evading.

The juveniles were arrested with attempted murder, firearm violations and other associated charges.

This is an ongoing investigation.


UPDATE (8/30): The slain man has been identified as Alfred Lee Williams, 61, of Bakersfield, according to coroner’s officials.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/29) — A man was killed, another was wounded in a shooting Sunday morning in Southeast Bakersfield, police said.

Bakersfield police said officers were called to the 300 block of South Owens Street just after 9 a.m. for a ShotSpotter activation and found two men with gunshot wounds. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, another man was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

No suspect information was immediately available.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim at a later time.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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