Shafter, Calif. - A 37-year-old man was found dead early Sunday morning, according to the Shafter Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's office.
Officials said Phillip, or Felipe, Rocha was found at around 2:23 a.m., slumped over, inside a black BMW parked on Riverside Street, just west of Beech Street in Shafter.
Investigators discovered Rocha had suffered a gunshot wound. Police pronounced him dead at the scene.
The investigation will continue, but police ask that you contact the Shafter Police Department at (661) 746-8500 immediately if you have any information regarding this case.
CO shot at North Kern State Prison
UPDATE (11:45pm): The injured correctional officer has been released from the hospital, according to Lt. Tom Mattson, spokesman for North…
3-year-old bitten by rattlesnake
A mother brought her 3-year-old son to the Kern County Fire Station in Lost Hills after a rattlesnake had bitten him.
Man bound, sock stuffed in mouth during robbery
A man was bound and had a sock stuffed in his mouth while four people burglarized his apartment.
Man accused of burglarizing retirement center
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted on a…