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Man killed in drive-by shooting in Northwest Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday morning in Northwest Bakersfield. At around 2:30 a.m. near Gibson Street and Marriot Drive, just off Rosedale Highway, a man was found shot and unresponsive in the street by Bakersfield Police officers, said the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office assumed the investigation after BPD responded initially.
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Man identified in east Bakersfield shooting

Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified 27-year-old Jeremy Ryan Dixon as the man killed in the east Bakersfield shooting on Wednesday afternoon. According to BPD, on Wednesday, October 20, at around 1:44 p.m., officers were called to the 800 block of 31st Street for a...
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Man takes plea deal in deadly shooting at south Bakersfield Fastrip

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) Update (10/22) — The man accused in a deadly shooting in South Bakersfield back in May has taken a plea deal. The plea deal reached with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, will dismiss the charge of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance while carrying a loaded firearm, and carrying a […]
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McCarthy appoints Youngblood to Law Enforcement Bravery Review Board

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has appointed Donny Youngblood, Kern County's sheriff, coroner, and public executive , to the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Review Board within the U.S. Department of Justice. The Review Board is comprised of individuals with knowledge or expertise in the field of state and local law enforcement and is tasked with making recommendations to the U.S. Attorney General on recipients of the Congressional Badge of Bravery.
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