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Officer-involved shooting results in SWAT callout, no injuries reported

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 00:31:47-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — An officer-involved shooting in Northwest Bakersfield resulted in a SWAT callout Wednesday night. No injuries were reported and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers were called out to a domestic violence situation in the area of Veneto Street around 8 p.m. When they arrived, BPD said they came into contact with the suspect, 39-year-old Ryan Lake, at the front door.

BPD said an officer fired a shot at this time but Lake was not hit an retreated into his home. SWAT was called out to help bring him out.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Lake was taken into custody.

The officer who fired the shot has been placed on routine administrative leave pending review by the critical incident review board.


This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

According to Kern County Superior Court records this is not Lake's first incident. In 2006 he was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery on a person. That charge was dismissed.