One person killed in shootout with BPD in Southwest Bakersfield Saturday

Harris and Stine OIS
Posted at 7:36 AM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 12:40:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — One person was killed during a shootout with Bakersfield Police in Southwest Bakersfield early Saturday morning.

According to BPD, officers received calls for shots fired in the area of Panama and Allen Road around 12:30 a.m.

While police responded to that area, officers located what they believed to be the suspect vehicle in the area of Harris and Stine roads.

A short pursuit ensued with the suspect vehicle losing control and driving onto the sidewalk off Stine.

BPD said a shootout occurred at that corner and the driver of the vehicle fled into a nearby neighborhood.

Officers located the suspect in the neighborhood and a second shootout took place. The driver of the vehicle was struck and died at the scene.

BPD said one officer received minor injuries from glass shrapnel during the first shootout.

Officers said they seized a firearm at the scene.

BPD said all five officers involved in this incident we equipped with body cameras and BPD said it will release that video when it is able to do so.

This is a developing story.