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BPD: Two additional suspects wanted for East Bakersfield shooting death

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 17:50:12-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Investigators with Bakersfield Police are asking for assistance locating two additional suspects wanted for their role in the murder of Louie Arturo Hernandez.

The suspects have been identified as Jose Lopez, 18, and Michael Castaneda, 19. Both Lopez and Castaneda have active arrest warrants for charges that include murder, gang participation and conspiracy.

Lopez is described as being 5 feet 8 inches at 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Castaneda is described as being 5 feet 6 inches at 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call Detective Brewer at (661) 326-3546 or BPD at (661) 327-7111.