Two men killed in shootout with police identified as Justin "Joker" Harger and Jorge Ramirez
Last Updated: 81 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two men who were shot and killed at the Four Points Sheraton have been identified.
The shootout happened at 12:34 a.m. during a traffic stop in the east parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on California Avenue, according to Sims.
According to BPD Public Information Officer Michaela Sims, a police officer -- whose identity has not been released -- sustained a moderate gunshot wound to the head. The injury does not appear to be life threatening.
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Justin Bryan Harger, 32, of Bakersfield died at the scene after being shot.
Harger went by "Joker" and had been arrested 10 times since 1999. Three charges were dropped. Harger had been convicted of various drug-related charges as well as reckless evasion of a peace officer.
Also Jorge Ramirez, 34, of Bakersfield died after being shot.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday for both men.
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