Family wants answers in unsolved homicide

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The coroner said Major Sutton, 3, who was shot Friday night died of multiple gunshot wounds. As police continue to investigate, it's becoming apparent how many of these cases are connected. 

Nearly two years ago Eric Guyton, Jr. 21, was killed on V Street. His cousin is Kason Guyton, the 5-year-old little boy who was killed on California Avenue near Union. Both of these murders are unsolved and the family wants answers.

On the day of his killing, police had few clues. 

Bakersfield Police Lt. Gary Carruesco said, "We've had reports that there were multiple suspect, meaning more than one, and we're had reports that they were in a vehicle that fled southbound in this location, toward fourth street, but I can't give you an exact description at this time."
    
Eric Guyton's mother Lanisha Bryan Knutson smiled as she talked about her son. He graduated from BHS where he was involved in sports. 

She said, "Eric was life. He brought joy to every body. If you was made he made you smile."

Just a little over a year after Eric Guyton's death, his cousin, Kason Guyton was killed in a drive by shooting. The recent shooting of a 3-year-old boy, just a few blocks from where Kason was killed, is reminder. 

Bryan Knutson said, "All these babies is being taken from these cowards because it's a lot of cowards and it happened. It seems like it hurts me more and more because it's there it's so close."

There are no arrests in any of these cases. According to our records, more than 60-percent of homicides are unsolved. That's more than 700 cases since 2000 -- leaving families looking for answers. 

Bryan Knutson said, "So apparently I will never know what happened to my baby."

If you know anything about these cases you can anonymously report to secret witness at 322-4040.


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