Manhunt continues for suspect who opened fire at deputies

Law enforcement provided this sketch of a man who is the focus of an intense search in eastern Kern County. The man is regarded as armed and dangerous..

As many as 100 law enforcement officers from at least eight agencies continued to search a remote area of eastern Kern County for a suspected killer Monday afternoon, combing the sagebrush-littered mountains on dirt bikes, quads and other all-terrain vehicles, as well as from the air.

The man suspected of fatally shooting David Louis Markiewitz, 64, of Tehachapi, sometime late last week, and then firing on two Sheriff’s deputies Saturday night, wounding one seriously, continued to elude them in rugged terrain near Weldon.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said

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