On January 11, 2023, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office performed a Critical Incident Review of a deputy involved shooting that took place in Wasco during the month of November. The review was to determine if the deputies’ use of force was within the bounds of department policy.
Kern County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
On the morning of November 27, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., deputies were on scene of a peace disturbance in the 600 block of N. Maple Street in Wasco, CA, when they heard gunshots coming from Gromer Avenue west of N. Palm Avenue.
Deputies responded to that area and located four vehicles. All four vehicles immediately fled westbound on Gromer Avenue. After a short vehicle pursuit one vehicle was involved in a single vehicle collision at Magnolia Avenue and Gromer Avenue.
An occupant of the vehicle was armed with a handgun and fled on foot. It was at this time a deputy involved shooting occurred.
On January 11, 2023, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office convened a Critical Incident Review Board examining the use of force in this incident. After reviewing all the facts involved in this case, the use of force in this case was determined to be within department policy. All persons depicted in this publication are presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Do not attempt under any circumstance to apprehend any persons depicted on Fugitive Watch. Some of the persons depicted on Fugitive Watch may be considered by law enforcement to be armed and dangerous.
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