Coroner ID's man shot in OIS at Downtown Amtrak

Posted at 10:07 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 22:43:34-05

On Wednesday, Kern County Coroner officials released the name of the man shot in Monday's shooting at the Downtown Amtrak station.


WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO -- BPD: Police fatally shoot man with knife at downtown Amtrak Station

Coroner officials identified the man as 45-year-old Jamie Clark Long of Ventura. 

On Monday, at about 9:30 a.m. the Bakersfield Police Department received a report of a male brandishing a knife and threatening employees at the Amtrak Station in downtown Bakersfield at 601 Truxtun Avenue.

Several minutes later, a second call was received from an employee of Amtrak who stated this same suspect was now charging at employees with a knife.

Within minutes of the second call, a Bakersfield police detective arrived and contacted the suspect. During the contact, the Detective fired shots, striking the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and a knife was recovered. No other people were injured as a result of the officer involved shooting.

A postmortem examination will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.