Update: BPD identify and offer reward for the arrest of shooting suspect

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of a complaint of the suspect who is responsible for the homicide of Jimmie Lee Wallace, 57, that occurred in the 700 Block of Watts Drive on the night of February 28.

The Secret Witness phone line operates 24 hours a day. Secrecy is guaranteed to those who call. Callers will be asked to select a code name and code number when they provide information to Secret Witness.

Should additional contact with the caller be necessary, the code name will be published along with a request for the original caller to establish contact. Once contact is made, the caller will be asked to provide their original code number for verification purposes. The same steps will be taken to pay a reward to the caller.

Secret Witness is operated under the direction of an independent, voluntary board of directors representing civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, media outlets, and corporate sponsors.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, Detective Ryan Kroeker at (661) 326-3546 or the Secret Witness line at (661) 322-4040.

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