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1 dead, 1 critical in police standoff in Kern County

1 dead, 1 critical in police standoff in Kern County

A man barricaded himself inside a home in the Kern County town of Oildale on Friday after killing a man and critically wounding another, sheriff’s deputies said.

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s, ran into a home in in the 500 block of El Tejon Avenue after deputies found the first victim, Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Victor Keesey told The Times.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol, the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff’s SWAT members have surrounded the home and crisis negotiators are trying to talk to the man, he said.

“This is a very fluid situation,” Keesey said.

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