BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Critical Incident Review Board determined that all shots fired by Bakersfield Police officers during the officer-involved shooting on April 12 in the 2900 block of Taft Highway were within department policy and within legal requirements.
This officer-involved shooting resulted in the death of Javier Vidal (34), who was being sought for murder and kidnapping. Vidal fired at officers when he was located.
This officer-involved shooting involved personnel from multiple agencies and the criminal investigation into this officer involved shooting was conducted by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
On April 12 around 8:30 p.m. Audreyanna Diana Rivera was shot in the 7800 block of Florence Street, in Lamont.
It all began on Florence Street near Parish Avenue in Weedpatch. KCSO deputies say 34-year-old Audreyanna Diana Rivera, who was nine months pregnant, got into an argument with her on-and-off boyfriend Javier Vidal. Officials say that's when Vidal shot Rivera and took off with their two-year-old son Elias Vidal.
She was transported from the scene to Kern Medical Emergency Room where she later died.
It has been confirmed that after a postmortem examination was conducted the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds and the manner is homicide.
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