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Suspect in fatal South Bakersfield shooting arrested

Reward offered to find suspect in deadly SW Bakersfield shooting
Posted at 4:28 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 19:28:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in South Bakersfield was arrested Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Christian Gaines was arrested "without incident" in the 10700 block of Grand Prairie Drive.

He was charged with murder, conspiracy, and gang participation.

Gaines was wanted in the deadly shooting of 21-year-old Justin Griffin, Jr. back on November 3, 2021, in the 3300 block of Wible Road. Two other suspects, Demitris King and David Gray, were previously been arrested.

Forensic evidence links all three suspects to the scene of the crime and the Chevrolet Malibu used in the homicide.