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BPD: Deadly shooting in Northeast Bakersfield

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Posted at 5:58 AM, Mar 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-17 17:37:00-04

UPDATE (2:35 p.m.): An arrest has been made regarding a deadly shooting that took place in Northeast Bakersfield on Fri, March 17.

Valeria Galvez, 36, of Bakersfield was arrested for murder. According to the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD), officers arrived at an apartment near the 7000 block of Auburn Street around 2 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man who had been shot. The man died at the scene.

Galvez was detained at the scene and later arrested for murder. A firearm was recovered from Galvez. The BPD is currently investigating the circumstances.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the BPD at Microsoft Word (661) 327-7111.

A domestic violence situation has turned deadly after a person shot a man in front of a residence in Northeast Bakersfield early Friday morning.

The Bakersfield Police Department responded to a shots fired call at 1:59 a.m. at the Auburn Heights apartment complex on Auburn Street.

Police found a dead man, who is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, towards the front of the apartment.

Sgt. Chance Koerner says "we do have some persons of interest that are currently cooperating and are detained."

He added that a weapon has been recovered, and that they are in the early stages of the investigation.

As we learn more information, we will continue to update this story.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence relationship call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.