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Coroner ruled deadly shooting in East Bakersfield last month a homicide

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 22:12:32-04

BAKERSIFELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner's Office has ruled the shooting death of 49-year-old Brandon Richard Compton a homicide.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to the area of Denison Lane just after 10 a.m. on March 21. Compton was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was pronounced at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call KCSO at (661) 861-3110.