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Bakersfield Police Department arrests suspect in deadly shooting in East Bakersfield

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Posted at 3:53 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 23:06:50-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department has arrested 28-year-old David Campos as the suspect in a deadly shooting of 22-year-old Jessie Anthony Alvarez.

According to BPD, Alvarez was shot on May 7 around 8:20 p.m. in the area of East 3rd and Whitlock streets. Officials said Alvarez died from his injuries at the scene.

According to BPD, Campos was found at the Motel 6 on Oak Street around 11:15 a.m. Monday. BPD said Campos attempted to flee from officers and was taken into custody with the assistance of a police K-9. He was found to be in possession of a stolen loaded .380 caliber handgun at the time of his arrest.

Campos was arrested for murder, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and several firearms related charges. He was transported and booked into the Kern County jail.