Man Shot Twice In Head

Suspect Arrested

A man was shot multiple times in the back of the head, and the man accused of the shooting was arrested Thursday.

On Monday, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, as well as officers from the California Highway Patrol were called to Enos Lane and Interstate 5 about a man who was bleeding from injuries to his head.

Brian Civeletti, 24, was taken to Kern Medical Center to be treated for his injuries

The KCSO said Civeletti suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head.

Civeletti was conscious but in serious condition.

Once Civeletti was stabilized, detectives from the KCSO met with Civeletti. They said he told them he said he was asked by Bryan Wright, 24, whom he has known for several years, to meet with him at the unfinished racetrack near Panama Lane and Enos Lane.

Wright and Civeletti were supposed to meet a third person there.

Civeletti said he drove out to the racetrack where he met with Wright.

Deputies said Civeletti told them he had a brief discussion with Wright and that Civeletti said that as he was waiting for the third person to arrive, he was suddenly hit in the back of the head.

He told deputies he stumbled for a few seconds and then passed out.

Civeletti woke up several hours later and was able to make his way to his car and attempted to drive out of the area, but drove into a vineyard, deputies said.

He got out of his car, still dazed, and was able to make his way to Enos Lane where he was able to flag down a passer-by to help him.

Deputies identified Wright as the person who shot Civeletti twice in the head and left him.

On Thursday, members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group found Wright at a relative’s home in the 8700 block of Chisholm Avenue.

He was arrested without incident.

Wright was arrested on charges of attempted murder, possession of ammunition by an ex-felon, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives served a search warrant at Wright’s home in the 9500 block of Thoreau Avenue.

Deputies said several items of evidence were located, including a motorcycle that had been reported stolen to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Wright’s bail is set at $590,000.

No other suspects are outstanding.

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