Shooting in East Bakersfield leaves one man dead

Police (FILE)
Posted at 9:05 AM, Dec 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 11:33:10-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left a man dead.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1900 block of East California Avenue around 8 p.m. Friday night. The victim was taken to Kern Medical where he later died. KCSO later identified the man killed as James Ernest Ellis, 20, of Bakersfield.

There is no suspect information available at this time.

Anyone with information should call KCSO at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.