Police investigating Kentucky Street shooting that left one man dead

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Coroner identifies victim as 49-year-old from Bakersfield

UPDATE (4:19 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed Wednesday night as 49-year-old Jerry Lee Tibbs Jr. of Bakersfield.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are investigating a shooting that killed a man Wednesday night in East Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police said officers were called to a business in the 700 block of Kentucky Street at around 9:40 p.m. for a ShotSpotter activation and found a man inside with at least one gunshot wound.

Officials at the scene said the man, described to be in his 30s, has died. He was taken to a hospital with major injuries and was later pronounced dead.

No other details were immediately available.

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

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