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Identity of man killed in shooting with Bakersfield police released

Posted: 3:42 AM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 14:09:40-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The man killed in an officer involved shooting Tuesday morning has been identified as 36-year-old Anthony James Gonzales of Bakersfield.


A man is dead following a shooting involving the Bakersfield Police Department on Tuesday morning.

According to BPD, officers were called to the area of Nelson Street and University Avenue just before 2 a.m. Tuesday for a domestic violence call. BPD says the man was confronted by police in front of a home and then an officer-involved shooting occurred. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they recovered a gun they believe belonged to the man. Two officers were involved in the shooting. Neither was hurt.

The woman who was involved in the domestic violence situation was not hurt.

Police say there were other people in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one was hurt. The ages of those inside the home is not known.