Man shot, killed in northwest Bakersfield

Published 06/26 2014 01:37PM

Updated 06/26 2014 01:47PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- A teenager is behind bars, accused of shooting and killing a man in northwest Bakersfield. It happened Wednesday night around 7:30 in the 8900 block of Cinnabar court, in the Pheasant Run neighborhood near the Westside Parkway.

Police say when they arrived, they found 37-year-old Derick Lee Mitchell of Bakersfield suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Kern Medical Center where he later died.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for murder and he has been booked into juvenile hall. Officers are still determining what led up to the gunfire.

Anyone with information is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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