Teen accused of shooting Delano student walking home from North Kern Community School arrested

DELANO, Calif. - Delano Police investigators arrested, 18-year-old, Javier Valdez Jr, and accused him of the shooting of a North Kern Community School student who was walking home from school in the 1800 block of Cecil Avenue in Delano on November 5th, 2013. 

Police said that on Nov. 5, a 16-year-old boy was walking westbound along Cecil Avenue.

A car drove by and police said Valdez Jr., fired at the 16-year-old, hitting him, officials said.

The victim ran into the office of North Kern Community School, saying he had been shot, officials said.

Administrators in the office called an ambulance and the victim was transported to Kern Medical Center.

Valdez was arrested in Pixley, Calif. Thursday and taken to the Kern County Jail Facility without incident. 

Valdez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, gang related and weapon charges.  


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