Bakersfield police investigating homicide in Central Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Update: Arrests were made on July 20, and three suspects were arrested in connection to the murder of Sergio Mendoza, 34.

Three suspects have been arrested by the Bakersfield Police Department in connection to the murder of Sergio Mendoza, 34. The suspects are identified as Nathaniel Mayfield, 24, Steven Buckner, 19 and Timon Everidge, 18.

BPD has determined through their investigation that during the early morning hours of July 11, three suspects carried out an unprovoked attack on Mendoza that occurred around 19th and V streets in Central Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police Department was called out just before 4:45 a.m. to 19th and V Streets. When officers arrived they found a man in his 30s with multiple stab wounds to his chest. He died at the scene. 

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