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Officials identify suspect wanted for fatal shooting at La Mirage Motel Friday

Posted at 4:03 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 19:03:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department has identified a man suspected of fatally shooting another man at the law Mirage Motel in South Bakersfield Friday night.

A BPD press release, describes John Glenn Hardison Junior as a 46-year-old man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds, who was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Police say they were notified of the shooting by a ShotSpotter acitivation alert, which occurred at about 10:44 p.m. near the La Mirage Motel, located at 525 Union Avenue.

When officers arrived they found an adult male suffering from major injuries. Police say the man died at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective T. Hernandez at (661) 326-3501 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.