Deputies evacuate neighborhood to contain shooter

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A man suffering from a possible medical issue cornered a woman, believed to be his wife, and shot her Sunday afternoon while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.

The woman sustained moderate to major injuries, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Worthington Avenue in Oildale.

Sheriff's deputies set up a command post at Worthington and Day avenues and evacuated homes believed to be in the line of fire while they worked to get the shooter in custody.

The man, later identified as 66-year-old Johnnie Hall, surrendered after talking on the phone to a woman believed to be a daughter, and then to deputies.

Hall was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be minor. Once released, the sheriff's office said he will face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, spousal abuse and felony animal cruelty.

After Hall's surrender, deputies said they found a dog inside the home that had been shot to death, as well as numerous firearms, including the handgun Hall is believed to have used in the initial shooting.