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Coroner identifies man shot, killed by Kern County Sheriff's deputy

Posted at 8:51 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 20:31:37-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE: November 11th) - New details in a deputy-involved shooting in Oildale. We now know the name of the man killed Tuesday night. The coroner's office has identified the suspect as 27-year-old Daniel David Reyes of Bakersfield.

Deputies were called to the area of Lincoln and Sequoia Drive Tuesday night after reports of a suspicious person. A deputy came across Reyes who they say was armed with a large kitchen knife.

KCSO said during an "interaction" with the deputy and the man a shooting took place. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputy has been placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation.


A man is dead following an "interaction" with a Kern County Sheriff's deputy.

According to KCSO, deputies were dispatched to the area of Lincoln Avenue and Sequoia Drive in Oildale on Tuesday night for reports of a suspicious person.

When the first deputy arrived, they located a man, who KCSO says was armed with a large kitchen knife.

KCSO says there was an "interaction" between the man and deputy at which time the deputy opened fire.

The man died at the scene.

Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and assumed the investigation. The identity of the victim has not been released and the involved deputy has been placed on administrative leave.