UPDATE: KCSO deputies placed on administrative leave following deputy-involved shooting

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 12:20:03-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE July 15): KCSO said the two deputies involved in the shooting were placed on routine administrative leave.

KCSO identified the suspect as 36-year-old Jacob Morales. He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a realistic replica firearm and a knife.

On Friday at around 12:00 p.m. the Kern County Sheriff's Officer confirmed they received a report of a man under the influence and in possession of a firearm on Water Street.

When deputies arrived a shooting took place and the suspect was wounded.

No officers were injured.

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.