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UPDATED 4:24 p.m.
Shafter Police say they got a call just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday of a man who was acting erratically and had a knife.
Police said the caller reported the man may also be high on drugs.
When officers got to the alley where the man was they say he turned towards officers and pulled a knife.
The officers say they commanded him to drop the knife but they say the suspect kept coming towards them.
That's when three officers fired killing the suspect.
The officers involved were Sgt. Gustavo Olvera, Senior Officer Alecio Mora and Officer Anthony Erwin.
The Kern County District Attorney's Office is Investigating the shooting.
The officers have been put on routine leave while the shooting is investigated.
Shafter Police confirm they shot and killed a suspect Thursday afternoon.
Police have a called a 3:00 p.m. press conference at the Shafter Police Department to brief the media.
The incident happened just across the street from Golden Oaks Elementary.
Officials at Golden Oak Elementary say the School was on lockdown for about an hour during the incident.
By our count this is the 29th fatal officer involved shooting in Kern County since the beginning of 2012 and the 6th fatal OIS of 2015.
We have a crew at the scene and will have updates as they become available.
Police say two store employees confronted the suspect outside and another suspect, 30-year-old Johnny Costello, of Bakersfield came to the aid of the first suspect with a baseball bat.
Costello was later arrested for robbery and conspiracy. The first suspect has not been identified. He is described as
Hispanic, early 20’s, 5’5”, 120-130 lbs., medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt, black beanie, and large “gauge” earrings.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective Verion Coleman at (661) 326-3868 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Investigators say the man then began removing cigarettes from the shelf behind the counter, at which time the woman cashier attempted to stop him. The female suspect then assaulted the cashier. The cashier was able to successfully defend herself and the male and female suspect fled from the store in a silver early 2000’s Ford Taurus with black Bakersfield Auto Exchange paper plates.
Police describe one of the suspects as black, early 20’s, 5’-7”, slim build, wearing a black T-shirt with Monster energy-drink logo and a dark colored baseball cap.
The second suspect is described as a black woman, early 20’s, light complexion, 5’-4”, slim build, wearing a pink T-shirt and black basketball shorts.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective Mike Gerrity at (661) 326-3273 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, 20’s – 30”s, brown hair, medium build, wearing a green long-sleeved shirt.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective John Talbot at (661) 326-3858 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The state released a second draft of it's mandatory regulations on water conservation Saturday.
The regulations are in response to Governor Jerry Brown's Executive Order to reduce statewide potable water consumption by 25%. Governor Brown says he is striving to make California more drought resilient for the future.
California State Water Resources Control Board Chair, Felicia Marcus, spoke during a conference call Saturday morning about the release of the second informal water conservation regulation draft.
"We're in a drought like we have not seen before so all Californians need to step up more and prepare that it wont rain or snow much either, because we know that we don't know when it will end," said Marcus.
Regulators say the second draft comes after they received more than 250 comments and suggestions on the first proposal, mandating some areas cut usage more than others.
This update will reduce disparity between suppliers taking into account varying climates, weather, and water usage. The new draft breaks water suppliers into nine tiers measuring the average gallon per capita, resulting in the lion's share of California's suppliers needing to cut back anywhere between 4% and 36%.
Four of Bakersfield's eight municipal water companies are required to reduce water use by the maximum, 36%.
"Between June 2014 and February 2015 we saw a total conservation of 9-percent so moving forward we will improve our efforts to make the 25% state mandate," said Marcus.
Officials say the state will keep track of water use. Violations and non-compliance can result in fines up to $500 a day, but enforcement will be up to local authorities.
The Water Board is accepting feedback and plans to release another draft Wednesday and the formal proposal is expected to be completed by April 28th.
Meanwhile, Bakersfield city officials are expected to review an emergency ordinance to limit outdoor watering. Officials say if council members approve the ordinance it will go into effect Thursday.
Kyle Schwartz teaches at Doull Elementary in Denver's Harvey Park neighborhood.
Doull's students are primarily Hispanic, with about 90 percent receiving free or reduced lunch programs through DPS.
A few weeks ago, Schwartz asked her students to complete the sentence "I wishy my teacher knew..." and began tweeting about the project, calling it a "reality check."
"They just let me have it. They told me exactly what they thought I should know," she said. "When students feel like they have a voice, that they're heard, they're really more open. They're more able to take risks in school."
Some of the responses were funny, but it was the ones that were brutally honest that caught her attention.
One student completed the sentence with "I don't have any friends". Others discussed the saddening realities of their home life.
Sunday night an unidentified suspect or suspects shout several windows to homes and businesses with a pellet gun.
The incidents occurred on E Street and F Street. Anyone with information regarding the identification of the suspect(s) involved please contact the Sheriff’s Office. (661) 861-3110.
Officer Nestor Barajas shot and killed Jeff Alexander, 47, on March17, at 1125 ½ 19th St. were within Department Policy, and within State and Federal Guidelines. Officer Barajas has been returned to full duty.
Police say they got a 911 call about a man screaming and yelling inside the Hart Hotel in March.
While en route, police got another call the man had a knife and was threatening people in the hallway on the third floor of the hotel.
Witnesses told investigators they heard an officer yell at the man to drop a knife numerous times before they heard gunshots.
Police say those witnesses did not see the confrontation.
Police say Alexander died at the scene.
They say it appears he had been living at the hotel.
She was last seen in the 5400 block of Fern Brook Way in southwest Bakersfield on Friday night. Tienda is considered at-risk due to her age and first time runaway.
If you have any information regarding this case, call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.