UPDATE: victim of deadly southeast Bakersfield shooting identified

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UPDATE (3/29): The coroner’s office identified the victim as 37-year-old Stanley Wade Peterson of Bakersfield.


UPDATE (3/26): Police said Jerry Dawson, 41, has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

Dawson was booked into jail Thursday evening. He’s expected to be formally arraigned Monday.

Officers found a loaded gun on Dawson at the time of his arrest, police said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man has died following a shooting Tuesday night in Southeast Bakersfield.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, a ShotSpotter alert went off around 9 p.m. Tuesday night on East 9th Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found a man laying in the parking lot with major wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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