The transcript below details radio traffic recorded during the Bakersfield Police officer involved shooting on Dec. 12 around 12:30 a.m. in the 7900 block of Silver Birch Ave.
23ABC has decided to omit the exact addresses mention in the radio traffic.
Dispatch: We have a poor phone connection but caller said that someone is outside with a gun.
Dispatch: The (inaudible) we have is 15 years old and says his parents are outside with the said subject
Dispatch: calling all units to copy **** Silver Birch
Dispatch: …mid-60s, brown jacket, unknown if under the influence. Armed with a revolver. Go to the front.
Officer: Subject’s going to be from ****, just across the street.
Officer: Subject came outside with a revolver, 417 (inaudible), then returned to his house
Dispatch: Subject is from **** Silver Birch. He came outside (inaudible) with a revolver then returned to his house.
Dispatch: For information, there’s a hazard for **** Silver Birch across the street. For a Francisco Serna, reported as to having dementia.
Officer: He’s in the road with his hands in his pocket. Not compliant
Dispatch: Subject in roadway, hands in pockets, not complying
Officer: Subject still not compliant
Officer: Suspect in custody have medical aid respond. Going to be in the driveway of ****.
Dispatch: Suspect in custody, medics responding to driveway of **** Silver Birch
Dispatch: PD is on scene, clear to enter for a shooting
Officer: Do you have sufficient units on scene for the crime scene?
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