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Man arrested for allegedly killing man along Mill Creek Canal

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Posted at 6:43 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 09:43:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a man along the Mill Creek Canal Thursday night.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, around 8:35 p.m. on May 23, BPD received reports of fighting and screaming coming from the area of Harrier Way and Lewis Puller Drive, along the west side of Mill Creek Canal in Central Bakersfield.

When officers arrived, they discovered a man had been assaulted. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

BPD says officers received a description of the suspect, who was described as a white man in his early 40's wearing tan pants. BPD says the suspect was last seen running southbound near the north side of Mill Creek Park.

Around 2:10 a.m. on May 24, BPD says officers located and detained 44-year-old Terry William Turpin. BPD says detectives interviewed Turpin and developed information that linked him to the homicide.

Turpin was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Jones at (661) 326-3555 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.