Young mother of 4 killed in northwest Bakersfield shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Police are still looking for a man suspected of shooting and killing his on-and-off girlfriend Tuesday night in northwest Bakersfield.
Friends and roommates confirm to Eyewitness News that 24-year-old Alyson Muniz is the victim. She leaves behind four children, the oldest of them just 5 years old.
Carlos Garcia Jr., also 24, is suspected of shooting Muniz.
Roommate and friend, Angel Bibiaa, said he's in shock.
"Just what happened that night over her boyfriend, I just don't get it man," said Bibiaa.
Bibiaa said Muniz was like a sister to him, and Muniz's children are like nieces and nephews.
He was in the house with the kids when Muniz was shot near the driveway.
"The thing is, we thought he knocked her out, because we see no blood, and then we chased him down, and then my mom said, 'She bleeding, she bleeding,’” recalled Bibiaa.
He said he tried to shield the children from seeing their mother in that condition.
Those children will now grow up without a mom. The thought of it breaks Bibiaa's heart, but what he said is even more tragic is Muniz was about to break up with her boyfriend, the man suspected of killing her.
"The day before everything started happening, she told me she was going to leave him, and then all this man," Bibiaa said.
Anyone who knows of Garcia’s location is asked to call police at (661) 327-7111.