Jury found Jesus Aragon guilty for murder of reserve sheriff deputy

Sentencing set for Oct. 19

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Kern County jury found Jesus Aragon guilty of the murder of Francisco Flores.

The jury also found Aragon personally discharged a firearm that resulted in death.

Aragon was found guilty for his role in the July 18, 2012 murder of Flores, a reserve Kern County Sheriff's Deputy, while Flores worked as a security supervisor at the Mercado Latina Plaza on Edison Highway.

Flores suffered fatal gunshot wounds approximately one hour after ejecting Aragon and his party for causing a disturbance at the Tacos Los Amigos restaurant.

Aragon returned to the Mercado and challenged the security team before opening fire near the south parking lot.

The set sentencing is for Oct. 19.

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