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Bakersfield Police say investigators have identified the suspect vehicle in Kason Guyton's homicide

BPD: Suspect vehicle ID'd in Kason Guyton murder
BPD: Suspect vehicle ID'd in Kason Guyton murder
Posted at 1:09 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2021-04-21 18:10:01-04

Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin confirmed to 23ABC News there is an update in the Kason Guyton homicide investigation. 

Chief Martin said detectives have identified the suspect vehicle in the case.

"They didn't tell me the exact details of what they have and once they run down some of those investigative leads they will then release those things to the public if in fact we can't locate the vehicle but they were very optimistic this morning," he said.

Officials said they initially had several different descriptions of possible suspect vehicles in the beginning of the investigation and have been working to narrow down the suspect vehicle.

Kason Guyton, 5, was shot and killed in February of 2017. 

Officials said someone in a vehicle shot at the vehicle Kason and his 7-year-old brother were riding in on California Avenue and S Street. 

Kason was shot in the back and died at the hospital. His 7-year-old brother was shot and had non-life threatening injuries. 

No arrests have been made and no suspect information has been provided. 

Pastor Toure Tyler said he spoke to Bryan Guyson, Kason's father about the new information. 

"The family said their prayers have been answered. They are excited about the news and it's been long awaited. They're hopeful about the potential that the culprit may be caught," said Tyler. 

In addition to the $10,000 reward offered by Secret Witness and the FBI, an additional $5,000 has been donated by Tejon Ranch and another $5,000 has been donated by American General Media and the Ralph Bailey Show for information that leads to an arrest in Kason's murder. 

Anyone with information can call the Secret Witness hotline 24-hours a day at 661-322-4040.

Information can also be provided anonymously through text message by simply entering 274637 into your phone and text BPDCRIMES along with the message.