Man found dead inside home after SWAT standoff ends in East Bakersfield, one person injured

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 23:52:48-04

UPDATE (June 12, 2017 10:10 a.m.): Deputies were called to a home in East Bakersfield Sunday night for reports of a shooting. KCSO found a 26-year-old female who had been shot in the back. She was taken to the hospital for moderate, non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies found a second victim, a 38-year-old female, who ran from the home after the shooting. She said her husband and her had separated one month prior. Earlier that night she went to the home with the 26-year-old victim, her cousin, to check on him because he wasn't feeling well.

They tried to leave after speaking to him but he tried to stop her from leaving.

The man grabbed a handgun at one point and pointed it at the ground. The 26-year-old tried to prevent him from raising the gun and was shot in the back.

The 38-year-old victim ran from the home and her husband began shooting at her, making a hole in her jacket and damaging her cell phone.

When deputies arrived they heard a single gunshot from inside the home and set up a perimeter. Around 3 a.m. SWAT members entered the home and found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATE (June 12, 2017 6:10 a.m.): KCSO ends standoff in East Bakersfield on Hillburn Road. It ended around 5:00 a.m. this morning. The investigation is ongoing.


The Kern County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a shooting in East Bakersfield that's turned into a standoff.

According to KCSO, they received a call for a shooting at around 9:20 p.m. When they arrived, they found a female victim who had been shot, who was described as having moderate injuries. The victim told officers where the shooter was: somewhere in the 3800 block of Hillburn Road, near Sterling Road.

The KCSO SWAT team has been called out and deputies are attempting to communicate with the shooter..