Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Man During Fight In Store

The deputy who shot a man inside a Fastrip store Saturday night is the same deputy who was involved in the shooting of David Lee Turner at a Fastrip store in July.

The latest shooting happened Saturday about 7 p.m. at the Fastrip store on Rosedale Highway and Allen Road. Deputies said employees called for help saying 23-year-old Allen Vienneau had been loitering in the business and was, "acting strange."

Deputies said Deputy Wes Kraft confronted Vienneau, and found out he had two no bail warrants for his arrest in Mariposa County. But deputies said when Kraft tried to take him into custody, Cienneau fought back.

Deputies said Kraft used his pepper spray and his baton, but Vienneau continued to fight back, picking up a metal chair and hitting him with it. That's when they said deputy Kraft pulled his gun and fired a round, and Vienneau paused for a minute and then continued to attack. So they said deputy Kraft fired another round and Vienneau ran out the door.

Deputies arriving on the scene caught him at a house just around the corner. Vienneau was arrested and taken to Kern Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen.

He was later released and booked for assault on a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputy Kraft has been placed on administrative leave.

You may remember, deputy Kraft was one of the two deputies who confronted David Lee Turner outside a Fastrip store in East Bakersfield in July for allegedly buying alcohol for minors. After they approached Turner, deputies say he hit deputy Aaron Nadal in the head with a bag full of beer cans.

Deputies said that's when deputy Kraft shot Turner, who died later at KMC.

The sheriff's shooting review board cleared deputy Kraft of any wrong-doing. But deputy Kraft, along with deputy Nadal and the sheriff, are being sued by the Turner family. The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages by claiming Turner's civil rights were violated that night.

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