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Suspect in Motel 6 shooting Thursday arrested on charges related to shooting, other non-related charges

Motel 6 Shooting Investigation
Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:22:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department said it has identified a suspect in a shooting at the Motel 6 off of Easton Drive as 31-year-old James McGill and has subsequently arrested him.

BPD was called out to the motel following several reports of shots heard in the area. BPD said the shooting was targeted but no victims have been found at this time and was a result of a domestic dispute.

McGill was identified as having an active arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a firearm and firearm violations from an unrelated, prior date offense being investigated by the Kern County Sherrif’s Office.

McGill was found in possession of an unregistered firearm. McGill was transported and booked into the Kern County Jail for his pre-existing warrant, as well as charges associated with the shooting offense.

The initial investigation showed that the shooting did not take place inside of the motel.

Following reports of the shooting, the motel was evacuated and tactical units were called to the scene.

According to BPD the scene is now clear and people are free to go back into the motel.