NewsCovering Kern County


Two men found guilty in fatal 2018 shooting of Brandon Ellington in Bakersfield

Posted at 8:51 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 11:51:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A jury has found two men guilty for the shooting death of a 26-year-old man near an internet casino in southeast Bakersfield.

In February of last year, sheriff's deputies found Brandon Ellington suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest right outside of Union Market, on South Union Avenue.

Ellington was first assaulted outside of an internet casino and was chased in a car by the convicted murderers, Victor Nunez, and Fernando Rojas.

According to court documents, Nunez and Rojas are members of the Varrio Chicos, a criminal Lamont street gang.

When the defendants caught up with Ellington, Nunez got out of the vehicle and shot at him five times. Deputies found the men days later. They will be back in court for sentencing next month. Both face a life sentence without the possibility of parole.