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Bakersfield Police investigating a death on trail in northeast Bakersfield

Posted at 4:10 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 01:12:04-05

UPDATE (Nov. 13, 9:55 p.m.): A woman called police after she said a man threatened her with a gun on a bike path in northeast Bakersfield Monday afternoon, according to Bakersfield Police.

Bakersfield Police said they received a call around 1:46 p.m. by the woman who was riding her horse on the bike path near Manor Street and Denise Avenue. Officers arrived on scene minutes later at 1:51 p.m. and found the suspect lying in the dirt next to the bike path with the gun next to him, BPD said. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to Bakersfield Police. 

At 1:54 p.m., officers said they noticed the suspect became unresponsive and immediately summoned medical aid. Emergency medical personnel attempted to perform medical aid but the suspect was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police said that firearm found next to the suspect was a fake gun. 

BPD said both officers involved in the arrest will be placed on routine administrative leave. 

Police said the victim was able to show photos and videos of portions of the incident. 

The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the suspect will be released by the Kern County Coroner's Office at a later time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Lance O'Nesky, 661-326-3275 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.


UPDATE (Nov. 13, 4:40 p.m.): Bakersfield Police said they are investigating an in custody death at a trail on Manor Street and Denise Avenue Monday afternoon.

It is unclear how the death occurred. 


Bakersfield Police are investigating a death on a trail in northeast Bakersfield Monday afternoon.

Police and crime scene units are on scene of a death at San Miguel Commemorative Grove on Manor Street. 

A portion of the bike path has been shut down while police investigate.

We have limited details at this time, but we will continue to update this story.