Kern County coroner identifies Shafter man killed in assault

FILE -- 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 coroner has identified the man who was killed in an assault in Shafter as 53-year-old Anastacio Hernandez Cabrera.

The assault happened in a field at San Diego Street and Poplar Avenue.

Cabrera was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a "traumatic injury," where he died on Wednesday morning.

Deputies have arrested 21-year-old Carlos Anaya as the suspect.

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