Officer Involved Shooting


April 14, 2013 Re: Officer Involved Shooting At approximately 9:56 PM a Bear Valley Police Officer was involved in a shooting while investigating a disturbance in Bear Valley Springs. The suspect in question died at the scene. Chief Rod Walthers stated, “This situation goes beyond the Bear Valley PD’s current investigative capabilities, therefore Kern County Homicide Detectives and Kern County District Attorney’s Investigative unit have been asked to investigate the incident. Any further requests for information should be directed these Kern County authorities.” The Officer involved in the shooting has been placed temporarily on administrative leave with pay which is standard practice for this type of matter. The Officer and suspect names are being withheld pending proper protocol.

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