Warrant: Bakersfield man wanted for attempted murder

Suspect shot victim several times, ran victim over

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for attempt murder.

On April 26, at about 4:15 p.m., deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Office said Johnny Reyes became involved in an argument with another man in the 2200 block of Camino Real in east Bakersfield.

During the argument Reyes reportedly shot the victim several times. After shooting the victim Reyes fled in a pickup and struck the victim with his vehicle as he drove away, officials said.

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According to officials, the victim sustained major injuries.

A warrant has been issued for Reyes for attempt murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm. Reyes should be considered armed and dangerous. According to officials, he has made threats against law enforcement officers.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts 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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