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Man found on Edison Highway shot multiple times, death ruled homicide

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 13:28:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man's death has been ruled a homicide after he was shot multiple times and found on Edison Highway on Valentine's Day.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Michael Lewis Rojas was found dead with traumatic injuries on Edison Highway east of Morning Drive on Valentine's Day morning.

A postmortem examination was conducted and the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. The Kern County Coroner has ruled Rojas' death a homicide.