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CDCR To Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

In Full Cooperation with Bakersfield Police Department

SACRAMENTO –The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is working in cooperation with the Bakersfield Police Department to investigate a shooting incient this morning involving parole agents from its Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

The incident occured at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the DJJ’s district parole office in Bakersfield.

The suspect, identified by the Bakersfield Police Department as a 49-year-old man, was shot by a parole agent when he tried to attack a group of juvenile parolees and probationers in the parking lot who were attending a graduation ceremony for a vocational training program.

Specific information on the incident can be obtained from the Public Information Office of the Bakersfield Police Department, (661) 332- 0047.

CDCR will conduct an internal investigation to ensure that all of the department’s policies and procedures were properly followed.

Contact: Bill Sessa (916) 205-9193