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Kern County Sheriff’s Office identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-26 11:34:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A domestic violence suspect armed with a firearm was killed Wednesday morning in an officer-involved shooting, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

KCSO identified the suspect killed as Fidel Bedolla, 55, of Bakersfield, on Tuesday, Oct. 26th.

According to KCSO, deputies found a domestic violence suspect armed with a firearm in a parked vehicle at about 12:06 a.m. in the 1200 block of Texas Street and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was declared dead at the scene and later identified as Fidel Bedolla, 55, of Bakersfield, according to KCSO.

Six KCSO deputies were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information should call KCSO at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.