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Coroner identifies man shot to death in Northwest Bakersfield Wednesday

Posted at 6:15 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:56:33-04

The Kern County Coroner has identified Duran Kenneth Dunhill McDowall as the man shot to death in a driveway at a home in Northwest Bakersfield.

McDowall, 28, was found shot in front of a home on Bandolero Way off Hageman Road and Fruitvale Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Hours later BPD were able to identify two suspects in the shooting: 29-year-old Douglas Hutchinson and 32-year-old Manuel Jesus Ruiz, Jr.

On Thursday, BPD responded to the area of South Vineland Road and Muller Road at 9:30 a.m. where Hutchinson and Ruiz, Jr. had barricaded themselves in a trailer.

BPD SWAT Team responded to the scene and a standoff ensued.

At about 2:23 p.m., both suspects exited the trailer and were taken into custody without incident.

Ruiz and Hutchinson were booked into the Kern County jail for their outstanding arrest warrants for murder.