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Officials confirm one man is dead after a KCSO-deputy involved shooting Saturday

Posted at 6:48 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 23:14:33-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Officials confirm the man, who allegedly attacked a Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy, has died after the deputy shot him Saturday, shortly after 6 p.m.

KCSO officials say the incident started at 5:13 p.m. when they received a domestic disturbance call occurring at the 1000 block of Water Street.

The call was disconnected, according to KCSO spokeswoman Angela Monroe.

A KCSO deputy arrived at the location at 5:52 p.m., when a man who answered the door did not comply with the deputy's commands.

The suspect then armed himself with an object and attacked the deputy shortly after 6 p.m., when the deputy opened fire.

The man died as a result of his injuries, according to Monroe.

The deputy received lacerations on his head and is expected to survive.


Officials say Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy opened fire on a man in Northeast Bakersfield while responding to a disturbance call around 6 p.m.

A KCSO official said he heard the deputy was attacked by pruning shears over police scanners, but noted that information coming through scanners is not official until an investigation confirms that.

KCSO confirmed that the deputy is injured and is expected to survive.

The shooting occurred at the 1000 block of Water Street, according to officials.

The suspect is receiving medical assistance at the moment, but his condition has not been confirmed.

This is a developing story and we will provide updates when information becomes available.