Teen shot and killed in East Bakersfield

Police Shooting (FILE)
Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-31 12:53:02-04

UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released the identity of the teenager who died. According to the KCSO, David Lopez Jr, 15, was shot and killed at 6:18 p.m. on October 28th.

A teenage boy was killed in a shooting in East Bakersfield on Friday evening.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD), officers found a 15-year-old boy who had been shot and killed near Pacific Street in East Bakersfield on Friday, October 28th at approximately 6:20 p.m.

Officers arrested 28-year-old Austin French as a suspect. French was found in a nearby home, where officers had to negotiate his surrender peacefully. He was arrested and booked into Kern County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and murder.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the BPD at 661-327-7111 or Detective Paul Hernandez at 661-326-3592.