Attempted homicide in downtown Bakersfield leads to five arrests, BPD says

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Five people have been arrested for attempted homicide in downtown Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police Department reports that on Friday, July 18 at around midnight, officers arrived to the 2000 block of Eye Street after reports of a person handling a knife in a threatening manner. Once officers got to the scene, they discovered a Hispanic man suffering from blunt force trauma to the head.

The man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

According to investigations, the BPD said the victim got involved in the altercation that the officers were oringally called to investigate. 

Five people were detained and later arrested for attempted homicide and conspiracy:

  • Mario Reyes, 28
  • Ryan Sikola, 29
  • Evan Shine, 22
  • Chandler Degraaf, 21
  • William Freeman, 23

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department and contact Detective Ted King at (661) 326 - 3857

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