KCSO seeking information on Weedpatch Highway murder

LAMONT, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a murder that occurred on Feb. 9 at about 7:05 a.m. in the 5600 block of Weedpatch Highway near Lamont.

Two suspects entered a home in the 5600 block of Weedpatch Highway. The two suspects encountered the victim, 29 year old Enrique Velasquez, inside the home.

The first suspect was described as Hispanic man, in his late 20s, 5-feet-3-inches tall, with a stocky build, short dark brown hair, goatee, with a red and black flamed tattoo on his right forearm.

The second suspect was a Hispanic man, in his mid 20s, 5-feet-7-inches, with a thin build, short black hair, and clean shaven.

Both suspects were armed with firearms. Velasquez was shot several times inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene.

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After the shooting the suspects fled east on a dirt road south of the home toward Weedpatch Highway in a vehicle described as a white or cream colored two door SUV with tinted windows, low profile tires, and chrome wheels, possibly an early to mid 90s 2 door Ford Explorer.

The motive for the shooting is unknown. If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3310, Detective Tommy Robins at 661-391-7580, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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