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Coroner: Victim identified in South Bakersfield deadly shooting

Posted at 11:02 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:52:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County coroner has identified 36-year-old Jesse Lopez as the victim of a deadly shooting in South Bakersfield.

According to BPD, On May 2 around 5:35 a.m. on , Lopez was found dead in the 3000 block of Wilson Road near Wible Road. BPD says the Lopez appeared to have a possible gunshot wound.

A postmortem examination later revealed that Lopez's cause of death was a gunshot wound.

BPD is investigating the incident as a homicide.