BPD: Police shoot 16-year-old armed with knife

Officer-involved shooting injures 16-year-old in southwest Bakersfield
Posted at 6:57 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 10:27:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Police shot a teenager in southwest Bakersfield Monday night after they found him armed with a knife.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, police responded to the corner of Pensinger and Buena Vista Roads at 10:34 p.m. for reports of a caller making threats to hurt others.

Police found a 16-year-old boy armed with a knife.

BPD says they attempted to use non-lethal force with a taser and shortly after an officer-involved shooting did occur.

The boy was struck by gunfire, according to police, and his injuries are considered non-life threatening.

The involved officer was wearing a body camera and the footage will be released once the investigation is complete.

Anyone with information, call BPD at (661) 327-7111.