Coroner's office identifies victim in Sunday morning shooting

Posted at 2:33 AM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 10:13:24-04

UPDATE (April 10, 7:10 a.m.): The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified the victim in Sunday morning's shooting as 38-year-old James John Kulstad II. 


Bakersfield Police say one man is dead after being shot in a Southwest Bakersfield neighborhood early Sunday morning. 

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, BPD responded to call for a car crash on Cobble Mountain Road near Sandstone Lane. It is there officers found a man behind the wheel of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. BPD says he died from his injuries. 

Although the investigation is still ongoing, BPD says they believe the man was driving though the area when he was shot at by another car. He then crashed into a parked car. BPD says the vehicle that fired the shots left the are before officers arrived.

BPD says they do not have any suspect information at this time and are trying to determine what the man was doing in the area, because they say he did not live in the neighborhood. 

This story is still ongoing and we will update this article as more information is made available.