Bakersfield Police, SWAT search homes for Chester Avenue double-homicide suspects

Suspect considered armed, dangerous

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police SWAT officers went door-to-door early Thursday morning in a Central Bakersfield neighborhood after a suspect was identified in the double-homicide that occurred on Chester Avenue yesterday.

On July 17, two men were killed at a medical marijuana clinic and suspects reportedly fled the scene.

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Officials said the investigation revealed the motive for the shooting was robbery. One suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Aaron Patrick Burris of Bakersfield, police said. A two million dollar Ramey Warrant was obtained for Burris.

The second suspect is described as a black woman in her 20s. She is said to be about 5-foot-2 and weighs about 150 pounds. Police said her black hair that was pulled into a bun.

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The investigation led Bakersfield Police Department SWAT team to the 10000 block of Valley Forest Court and the 1300 block of Schull Court, where investigators conducted a search and collected evidence related to the crimes.

Burris was not located and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information regarding Burris' whereabouts is urged to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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