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The Kern County Sheriff's Office confirms victim of Foothill stabbing

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 21:44:16-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office confirmed the victim of the deadly stabbing near Foothill High School Tuesday was 17-year-old Jose Flores.

Flores was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday, January 22nd. On Monday, January 27, the coroner's office officially ruled his death a homicide and said the cause of death is multiple sharp force Injuries

Three people have been arrested in connection to this stabbing: 23-year-old Jason Cruz, a 17-year-old female, and a 14-year-old male.

  • Listen to Jose Flores's mother respond to news of her son's death
Two arrested in connection to Foothill stabbing

On Tuesday at around 2:30 p.m., Kern County Sheriff's deputies were called out to the area of Foothill and Morning Drive on reports of a stabbing. When deputies arrived, they found a crowd of about 300 people at the scene.

Not long after arriving, authorities were notified of another victim at Park and Pioneer. When they arrived they found two more stabbing victims. The identities of the two additional victims have not been released.

It is unknown what their conditions are at this time.

The incident is still under investigation. If you have any information on this incident you are urged to contact KCSO at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 322-4040.