The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man Bakersfield Police say was shot dead while running from several pursuers on East California Avenue early Saturday.

Bakersfield resident Joaquin Nuno Jr., age 29, died at 2:35 a.m. at Kern Medical Center after being shot at 1:59 a.m. in the 300 block of East California, the sheriff's department reported.

The police have urged anyone with information to call them at 327-7111 or 326-3857.