Resident Shot, Suspect Killed in Apparent Home Invasion

A resident shot and killed an intruder in southwest Bakersfield after the suspect shot the resident twice, a Bakersfield Police official said.

At 11:11 p.m. Thursday, police received a report of a shooting at an apartment in the 1800-block of Canter Way, police said.

Police said they found an adult man outside the apartment suffering from two gunshot wounds to the torso.

The man informed officers that the suspect was still inside the apartment.

Officers entered the apartment and found Roosevelt Mitchell III, 21, dead with a gun.

The victim told them he was home with his wife and several friends when two suspects forced their way into the apartment. The resident armed himself with a gun and both exchanged gunfire, police said.

The victim was taken to Kern Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no description of the second suspect. Several people were detained for questioning.

A motive has not been determined.
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