Family identifies man shot outside Red Zone bar

Family has identified Christopher Rodriguez as the man fatally shot early Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2018, outside a south Bakersfield, Calif., sports bar. (Photo provided by family)

A family has identified the man who was fatally shot early Sunday morning outside of the Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill at Panama Lane and Wible Road.

Family members say Christopher Rodriguez leaves behind two children.

Police followed up on information from a witness and tracked down a suspect at a home in Lamont. There, they found a handgun in the front yard and ammunition in the suspect's vehicle that matched casings from the scene of the shooting.

Police didn't comment on what caused the shooting.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective J. Jones at (661) 326-3555.

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