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Person assaulted in field near Shafter dies, KCSO arrests suspect

Kern County sheriff's personnel are on scene of an assault investigation in the area of San Diego Street near Shafter, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Steve Mills)

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says the person who suffered a “traumatic injury" during an attack Tuesday near Shafter has died.

Deputies believe a pair of males got into an altercation in a field in the area of San Diego Street and Poplar Avenue. That person died Wednesday morning in the hospital, the Sheriff's Office said.

Also Wednesday, detectives arrested the suspect, 21-year-old Carlos Anaya.

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