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FBI offers reward for suspect in officer's death

Posted at 7:00 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 00:05:07-05

The FBI is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted for murdering a retired Bakersfield police officer on Christmas Eve, officials said Monday. 

Police are looking for John Albert Campos Sr. in connection to the fatal shooting of retired BPD officer Frank Pascua.

Officials say Pascua and Campos got into a confrontation outside of a Phoenix casino on Christmas Eve and then Campos shot Pascua who later died at the hospital.

While Arizona police are still on the hunt for a suspect. BPD continues to remember the former marine and officer and today officers are trying to cope with the loss of one of their own.

“It tears at our hearts for something like this to happen. He was close to a lot of people here and he was close in the community, he still lived in the community so it not only affects us but it affects the community of Bakersfield as well,” said Gary Carruesco, Bakersfield Police Department. 

Pascua was an officer with BPD from 1997 to 2003 before retiring due to an injury. He also worked with the Delano Police Department. 

If you have any information concerning the suspect you are asked to call the police.