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PRESS RELEASE

BAKERSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT


NEWS RELEASE

July 12, 2013

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

On 02-07-2010, at 0227 a.m., the Bakersfield Police Department received a 911 call from a
female who said her husband was being assaulted outside of their residence by a subject armed
with a baseball bat in the 4300 block of Whitegate Avenue. Officers responded to the 4300 block
of Whitegate Avenue and located a 40 year old adult male down in the front yard of a residence
suffering from multiple injuries as a result of being assaulted by multiple suspects. The victim
was transported to Kern Medical Center where he later succumbed from the injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim encountered several suspects outside of his
residence and a physical altercation ensued. The victim ran from the scene of the initial
altercation to a nearby front yard and the suspects continued the assault. The suspects fled the
scene in separate vehicles.

It is unknown if this incident is gang related. The name of the victim is currently being withheld
pending notification of family.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or
Detective Murphy at 326-3861.

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In a continuing effort to provide the community with more efficient police services, the
Bakersfield Police Department has established an on-line reporting system for low
priority report calls. The address is http://www.bakersfieldcity.us/police