Suspect arrested in Wasco homicide

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A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of a man in Wasco one day prior, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. 

Abel Juarez, 36, was arrested just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1800 block of 1st Street in Wasco. Juarez as wanted in connection with the shooting and killing of Eduardo Salinas, Sr., 51, who was shot and killed in the 1900 block of 4th Street around 11 p.m. Tuesday, KCSO said. 

Juarez was booked into county jail on charges of first-degree murder and multiple gun and ammunition possession charges. 

By our count, this is the 34th homicide in Kern County this year. 

If you have information, call KCSO at 861-3110. 

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