Two men turn themselves in after shooting a man, leaving him injured.
On Oct. 23, at about 1:00 a.m., deputies from the Kern Valley Substation were called to the 4000 block of Kelso Valley Road regarding a victim of a shooting.
Deputies arrived on scene and located 27-year-old Matthew Bryant suffering from gunshot wounds. During the investigation it was determined 24-year-old Richard Sirak, and Raymond Dupree, 32, were involved in an argument with Bryant.
During the argument Dupree armed himself with a rifle and shot Bryant. Dupree and Sirak then fled the scene.
Deputies searched the area; however, were unable to locate Sirak and Dupree. Bryant was transported by ambulance to Kern Medical Center for treatment. Bryant’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.
At approximately 02:05 a.m., Sirak called the Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in without incident. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Dupree also called the Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in without incident.
Based on the investigation Sirak was subsequently released.
Dupree was booked into the Central Receiving Facility for Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm.