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Kern County Sheriff's Office identifies man killed in East Bakersfield shooting

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 17:34:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE (March 29, 2021): The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the man that was shot and killed on March 9th. According to the KCSO, 37-year-old Stanley Wade Peterson was shot and killed on the 1400 block of East 9th Street in Bakersfield. Jerry Dawson, a 41-year-old man was arrested in connection to the shooting. No additional information is available at this time.


UPDATE (March 26, 2021): A Bakersfield man was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that took place in East Bakersfield. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, 41-year-old Jerry Dawson was arrested in connection to the shooting that happened in the 1400 block of East 9th Street on March 9th. That shooting left one man dead.

At the time of his arrest, Dawson - a convicted felon - was found in possession of a loaded gun.


One man has died Tuesday, following a shooting in east Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police Department says the call came in just past 9 p.m. for a shooting. When BPD arrived at the scene near East 9th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, they found an adult man who had been shot multiple times.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There is no suspect information at this time, if you have any info you're advised to call the police department at (661) 327-7111

South Robinson and MLK Boulevard near that location is currently blocked off as a result of the investigation.