Coroner identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting in Mojave

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 15:01:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner announced 50-year-old Charles Edward Marsh as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mojave.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies from the Mojave Substation responded to a report of disturbance involving a woman and her adult son in the 3000 block of Pat Avenue on Monday around 2:30 p.m.

Officers determined the female was a victim of an assault and received information there were multiple firearms inside the residence.

KCSO said after multiple attempts to get Marsh to surrender, he did not respond. As officers tried to serve the warrant, KCSO said Marsh shot at the officers from inside the home and the officers returned fire.

Marsh was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem examination was conducted, and his cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds. The coroner ruled his death a homicide.

No officers were injured during this incident, as a result of shooting, three deputies were placed on routine administrative leave pending an investigation.