BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Latest on two California police officers who were wounded during a shootout with a suspect who was killed in Bakersfield. (all times local):
Police have released the names of two California officers who were wounded during a shootout with a suspect who was killed.
Bakersfield Police identified the two officers Thursday as Matthew Johnson and Joshua Deutinger.
The officers had been dispatched to a home in Bakersfield late Wednesday night after someone reported a man with a gun.
Police said the suspect exchanged gunfire with the two officers and all three were struck.
The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, died at the scene.
Police say Johnson joined the force in October 2014 and Deutinger became a Bakersfield officer in January 2013. They said both officers remained hospitalized in stable condition Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say two California police officers are in stable condition after they were wounded during a shootout with a suspect who was killed.
Officials in Bakersfield say police were dispatched to a home late Wednesday following a call about a man with a gun.
Police say the suspect exchanged gunfire with the two officers and all three were struck.
The suspect died at the scene. The officers were transported to a hospital and are expected to survive. A gun was recovered.
Officials didn’t say what immediately preceded the shootout. The investigation is ongoing.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office will try to identify the suspect.