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Court docs: Multiple live bullets found in home of Javier Casarez

Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 12:00:31-04

Just days after a deadly shooting spree in Southeast Bakersfield left six people dead, court documents show the shooter was in possession of more live bullets.

Court documents obtained by 23ABC show that Javier Casarez had multiple live rounds of ammo in his home on Kam Avenue. 

Casarez has been named as the shooter in a deadly spree that left six people dead, including himself. 

On Wednesday, Casarez shot and killed Manuel Contreras, Petra Maribel Bolanos De Casarez, Antonio Valadez, Laura Garcia and Eliseo Garcia Cazares. 

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says Casarez used a .50-caliber handgun to shoot all five then himself.

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Found at his home during a search on Wednesday were a leather holster with seven live Smith & Wesson Hornady rounds, five live Smith & Wesson corbon rounds, a gun case for a Smith & Wesson 500 magnum revolver, four Hornady shell casings, three Smith & Wesson corbon shell casings and a live Hornady round. 

Also seized were a laptop, two cell phones and mail addressed to Casarez.