KCSO: Woman shot in the chest twice, suspect hald standoff in Oildale home, then surrendered

Sheriff's deputies close Day, Worthington Ave

OILDALE, Calif. - A shooting caused sheriff's deputies to close Day and Worthington Avenues in Oildale Saturday afternoon.

At about 1:33 p.m., Kern County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on the 3000 block of Worthington Avenue, KSCO Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt said.

Deputies heard gunshots and saw a woman with two gunshot wounds to her chest leave the house. Deputies got her to safety, officials said.

Deputies evacuated surrounding homes.

The suspect, 66-year-old Johnnie Martin Hall was alone in the garage of the house, and after a standoff he voluntarily surrendered to deputies, officials said.

Officials said Hall shot a dog. Deputies seized the firearm and others inside Hall's home.

Hall was injured and was taken to the hospital.

The victim was also taken to the hospital. Her injuries are severe, but she is expected to survive, officials said.

The victim is in her 60s. Officials said it was a possible domestic dispute.

As a result of the investigation Hall was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, spousal abuse, and felony animal cruelty. He will be booked into the Central Receiving Facility after his release from KMC.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 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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