Man wanted in deadly New Year’s shooting, was previously accused in 2016 killing

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Bakersfield police continue to search for a man accused in a deadly New Year’s Day shooting, and authorities confirm the man has previously been accused in another killing.

Edgar Lopez was shot to death on Jan. 1 at an apartment complex on South H Street, north of Planz Road.

Two other men — Martin Valadez and Adam Arellano — are charged with murder for the case.

Valadez is due in court on Tuesday, but Arrellano remains on the run.

The Jan. 1 killing is not he first murder charge against Arellano. 

Arvin and Bakersfield police confirmed a jury acquitted Arellano in 2016 for the death of 28-year-old Daniel Abrego. Arellano was found guilty on firearm and gang charges, however.

If you see Arellano, you are urged to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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