BPD's increased patrol since child's murder results in 66 guns seized

66 illegal firearms seized since Kason Guyton was killed

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF - It's been over five weeks since a gang-related shooting took the life of an innocent five year old boy.  Since the night of Kason Guyton's killing, Bakersfield Police have made it clear they're not letting up on this case until it's solved. They continue to send that message to gang members by taking away their guns, and putting them behind bars. 

"Since Kason Guyton was murdered and BJ was shot, we have had an increase in police presence, we're out there, there's more officers patrolling the streets, specifically in gang neighborhoods. We're coming into contact with more gangsters and I can say in these last five weeks, we're seizing more guns", says Sergeant Ryan Kroeker of the Bakersfield Police Department. 

As police investigate the shooting that killed Kason and wounded his seven year old brother, BJ, guns continue to be taken out of gang member's hands. 

"We've seized 66 firearms since the murder of Kason Guyton. 27 of those were seized directly by our special enforcement unit, which is our gang unit. I think what it's showing to the gang members is were out, we're going to continue to be out, we're going to continue to be diligent", says Kroeker.

Kroeker says they're not letting up.

"We have officers working around the clock, we have detectives working around the clock. We are capitalizing on every opportunity that we have to get some closure and some justice for the family in this case", says Kroeker. 

If you have any information on the killing of five year old Kason Guyton, you're urged to call the Kason tip-line at (661)-326-3553, or Secret Witness at (661)-322-4040. The reward for information leading to an arrest is up to $20,000. 

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