17-year-old arrested, charged with murder of 37-year-old Derick Lee Mitchell

Teen arrested

The man shot and killed Wednesday night has been identified by the Kern County coroner.

At about 7:35 p.m., officials were sent to the 8900 block of Cinnabar Court.

Bakersfield police said that when they arrived, they found 37-year-old Derick Mitchell with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

Officials said the wound was inflicted by his 17-year-old stepson during an altercation. Sergeant Joe Grubbs from the Bakersfield Police Department says this was not a suicidal intervention.

The teen has been arrested and charged with murder.

Mitchell died about an hour after arriving at the hospital.

The incident is still under investigation.

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