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BPD releases body-worn camera video, dispatch calls from Nov. shooting

Posted at 11:07 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 20:34:17-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department has released a video community message including part of a 911 call and edited parts of the body-worn camera footage from a shooting that took place on November 10.

BPD said the suspect shot at officers several times while officers pursued him on foot in the 3800 block of White Lane on Nov. 10.

In the video, after officers fired shots, the suspect, Alejandro Chagoya, laid on the ground and claimed to be a minor. BPD later confirmed Chagoya was 20-year-olds and he was taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand.

The video below was edited and prepared by the Bakersfield Police Department. 23ABC has requested the unedited video, but have not received it at this time.

After his release, Chagoya was booked into jail on six counts of attempted murder of a public official, kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking, robbery, carjacking, and burglary.

The officers involved in the shooting are identified as Detective Keith Schlecht, Detective Brent Thomas, and Officer Chad Dickson.

Detective Schlecht has been an officer with the department for approximately 13 years. Detective Thomas has been an officer for approximately eight years. Officer Dickson has been an officer for one year.

All three officers were wearing body camera devices.