Officer-Involved Shooting On White Lane Results In Man’s Death

The Bakersfield Police Department stated on Sunday that a man shot by a police officer late on Saturday night in the 900 block of White Lane later passed away in a hospital.

Around 10:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of a man “behaving erratically” while brandishing a knife in a parking lot in the 1500 block of White Lane, according to a news release from BPD.

Officers discovered the man with what they believed to be a knife at 10:52 p.m. On White Lane, the man fled eastward.

Officer-Involved Shooting On White Lane Results In Man's Death

The press release stated that when a second responding officer contacted the suspect in the 900 block of White Lane, he fired his gun at the suspect, who was hit.

According to BPD, a screwdriver was discovered at the shooting location.

Continue Reading the Most recent articles we publish on this site:

After being transported to a hospital, the man was pronounced deceased. According to BPD, no officers were wounded.

According to BPD, the officers wore body-worn cameras, and the video will eventually be available to the public.

As is customary following a shooting, the anonymous officer who shot the victim was placed on paid administrative leave.

Anybody with information is urged to contact BPD at 661-327-7111.

Leave a comment