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Fatal deputy-involved shooting on 15 Freeway, near Primm, "may be" connected to Kern County Homicide

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 10:17:50-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A fatal deputy-involved shooting happened Wednesday evening, near the Nevada and California state line and the Kern County Sheriff's Office says it "may be" connected to a murder in Kern County.

According to ABC-7 in Los Angeles, the shooting involved sheriff's deputies from San Bernardino County.

The Nevada Highway Patrol shut down lanes on the 15 Freeway, near Primm, shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Details on what led to the shooting were not immediately known.

There were no reported injuries to deputies.

It is not clear how the two incidents may be connected.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update as we learn more details.