UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in central Bakersfield shooting

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Homicide detectives are investigating an assault and shooting that left one person dead.

UPDATE (June 3): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in the shooting as 41-year-old Randy Denzail Calloway.

UPDATE (May 24): The Bakersfield Police Department responded to a deadly shooting in Central Bakersfield Saturday afternoon.

Police said they were on scene at around 3:34 in the 400 block of V Street because of a ShotSpotter activation.

BPD said upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

BPD determined that the man who died from a gunshot wound was involved in a physical altercation with one person before he was shot by another person.

Officers detained several people at the scene and seized the firearm used in the incident, said Bakersfield police.

BPD said no arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation and search for evidence is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Robles at 661-326-3953 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are investigating an assault and shooting that left a person dead and at least one other person wounded Saturday afternoon in Central Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police said officers were first called to the 100 block of 4th Street for a report of an assault at around 3:34 p.m. Moments later, they were called for a ShotSpotter activation nearby in the 400 block of V Street.

Police Sgt. Chance Koerner said initial investigation showed the two incidents were related leaving one person dead.

Koerner told 17 News two people were hospitalized from the assault and the shooting, but it was unclear if they were victims or suspects.

One person of interest was detained for questioning. Koerner said the person was cooperating.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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