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Kern County Coroner's Office identifies victim of deadly shooting in East Bakersfield Thursday night, ruled a homicide

Whitlock shooting
Posted at 7:00 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 12:23:33-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner identified a man shot and killed Thursday night in East Bakersfield.

According to the coroner's office, 22-year-old Jessie Anthony Alvarez was shot around 8:20 p.m. Thursday in the area of East 3rd and Whitlock streets. Officials said Alvarez died from his injuries at the scene.

A postmortem examination that was performed ruled the death a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.