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Officer-involved shooting near La Villa on Planz following alleged robbery

Posted at 9:45 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 07:45:12-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield Police officer is on routine administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting on Thursday night.

According to BPD, just after 9 p.m. Thursday, an officer was patrolling the area of Planz and South Chester Avenue when he noticed an armed robbery at La Villa restaurant.

According to BPD, moments later an officer-involved shooting took place in front of La Villa. BPD has not said what led to the shooting.

BPD spoke with people at La Villa and confirmed an armed robbery took place. Two people with guns allegedly robbed the restaurant.

At about 9:30 p.m., two people, matching the description of the robbery suspects showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police showed up and detained the two, who had moderate injuries that appeared to not be life threatening.