One man arrested after brandishing fake gun, officer-involved shooting in NE Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (May 22, 2017 3:45 p.m.): The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Jonathan Berumen. He has been with the department since January 2013. This is his first officer-involved shooting.


UPDATE (May 19, 2017 4:54 a.m.): One man is in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Northeast Bakersfield. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday near Bishop Drive.

Bakersfield Police initially got a call of a domestic dispute in the area.

But once police arrived on scene, the suspect Jesus Bello, 19, ran away.

One officer pursued the suspect in the area. The officer shot at him but did not hit him.

Bello who was carrying a fake gun was arrested for brandishing an imitation firearm,resisting arrest, and participation in a criminal street gang.

The officer who fired the gun was placed on routine administrative leave. The investigating is ongoing. 


The Kern County Sheriff's Office has confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting in Northeast Bakersfield. They are not assisting with the investigation, but have confirmed that a BPD officer was involved. 

Bakersfield police are investigating a shooting in northeast Bakersfield near Bishop Drive and Crest Drive near Bakersfield College.

There is a heavy police presence in the area and roads are closed as police continue to investigate the scene.

There is no official word yet if police were involved or if there is or was a victim. Suspect or victim information has not yet been released. 

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