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GRAPHIC: Kern County Sheriff's Office releases body cam footage, 911 call from deputy-involved shooting

NEW VIDEO: KCSO deputy involved shooting
Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 20:51:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released the body-worn camera footage from the weekend attack and shooting involving a deputy.

The department also released the 911 call leading to the deputy's response to a home on Goesling Avenue near Coffee Road in Northwest Bakersfield early Sunday morning.

WARNING: This Video May Be Considered Disturbing by Some (Body-cam footage begins at the 16:50 mark)

GRAPHIC: KCSO releases body cam footage from deputy-involved shooting

The video shows a woman answer the door the deputy approached and then a man, later identified by family as Reginald Anderson, comes outside. You can hear the woman tell the deputy Anderson has a knife in his pocket.

The deputy and Anderson have a calm, quiet conversation, with the deputy asking the man to take his hand out of his pocket.

In the video, Anderson then appears to lunge at the deputy, who opened fire six times. It is not clear how many times the man was hit.

The deputy was also injured during the interaction with the man. The deputy, whose name has not yet been released, suffered a cut to his arm, and is now home recovering, according to the department.

Anderson was arrested and is currently in custody, held on $615,000 bail. He's been booked on five felonies, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and resisting an officer resulting in severe bodily injury. He's expected to be arraigned on those charges Tuesday afternoon.