Man shot and killed by his wife in South Bakersfield

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 18:53:03-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A Bakersfield man was shot and killed by his wife in South Bakersfield on Tuesday night.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers arrived at a residence in the 700 block of Digges Lane at around 6:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities later identified Artemio Rios Garcia, 37, of Bakersfield, as the man who was killed.

Following an investigation, the man's wife, 38-year-old Cecilia Rose was arrested for murder. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Petris at (661) 326-3554 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.