Deadly officer-involved shooting in south Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (Nov. 6): The Bakersfield Police Department said the gun found at the scene of the deadly police shooting Saturday night was one stolen from an unmarked Kern County Sheriff's Office vehicle in October. Police also said the man was a suspect in a shooting earlier that night.

UPDATE (Nov. 5): The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed Sunday the officer who shot and killed a suspect Saturday night in the 1800 block of Planz Road was police chief Lyle Martin's son, Warren Martin.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, officials said Warren Martin has been an officer with the department for one year. 

Martin previously worked for the Cal State Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The department said, this is the first officer-involved shooting while employed with the Bakersfield Police Department.

Chief Lyle Martin has recused himself from the investigation and review process. Chief Martin assigned Assistant Chief Greg Terry to oversee the investigation.

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A man was killed Saturday night in an officer-involved shooting in South Bakersfield. Authorities haven't released the names of the officer, or the man who was shot. 

According to Bakersfield Police Department Sgt. Ryan Kroeker, officers stopped a vehicle around 10:45 p.m. Saturday on Planz Road near South H Street. Kroeker said a man, who was in the vehicle, got out and ran. Kroeker said an officer shot the man. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Police said the man had a gun, but it's unclear if officers were aware of that when the shooting occurred. Kroeker said a gun was recovered at the scene. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The man's identity will be released by the Kern County Coroner's Office.

In a release Sunday, the Bakersfield Police Department said the officer who fired his weapon will be placed on administrative leave and the incident will be reviewed by the critical incident review board

We've been keeping track of officer-involved shootings for three years. According to our records, there have been 46 deadly officer-involved shootings since 2012. Of those shootings, 22 involved the Bakersfield Police Department.

By our count, this is the fifth deadly officer-involved shooting so far this year. Four of those involved BPD.

Last year, there were four deadly officer-involved shootings. In 2015, there were 13. In 2014, there were six. There were 11 in 2013. 

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