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KCSO to release body cam footage of deputy stabbed in Northwest Bakersfield

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:51:19-04


The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says officials will hold a press conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. regarding the incident involving one of their deputies.

At that time, KCSO will be releasing Body Worn Camera footage and radio traffic records of the incident, according to a news release.

Shortly after 4 a.m., a Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy was stabbed on Goesling Avenue near Coffee Road in Northwest Bakersfield, after responding to reports of suspicious activity, according to officials.

When the deputy arrived, a family living in the neighborhood told the deputy a man, who is one of their family members, had a knife.

Shortly after, the man with the knife charged at the deputy cutting him in the arm. The deputy then shot the man who stabbed him.

The deputy and suspect were both taken to a hospital. The deputy suffered moderate wounds and the suspect suffered major wounds and is listed in critical condition.

This is a developing story and we will continue to bring you updates as soon as we learn more.