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Two Bakersfield officers wounded, suspect dead in shootout

Police are on scene Wednesday night, Aug. 30, 2017, after an officer-involved shooting in south Bakersfield, Calif., left a suspect dead and two officers wounded. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Two officers were shot but are expected to survive in an exchange of gunfire Wednesday night with a man in south Bakersfield.

Officers Matthew Johnson and Joshua Deutinger were dispatched to the 600 block of Pacheco Road on a disturbance call that included a man with a gun.


The Bakersfield Police Department said the officers made contact with the man, and an officer-involved shooting was reported a short time after that.

The suspect, whose name was withheld, died at the scene. A gun was recovered.

Johnson and Deutinger were taken to a hospital and will be placed on routine administrative leave as the use of force is reviewed by the department.

Police asked anyone who has information helpful to the investigators to call Detective Fred Torres at (661) 326-3273.


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