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The Bakersfield Police Department responded to the TMP Food Mart on Mt. Vernon Avenue and East Brundage Lane Wednesday afternoon where a man who splashed gasoline on a woman and tried to light her on fire was later shot by the police and died at Kern Medical Center.

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Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

Kern County Sheriff's investigators look over the scene of a Bakersfield Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred at the TMP gas station and convenience store at the northwest corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and East Brundage Lane Wednesday.

Officer Aaron Stringer has been identified as person who shot and killed a Bakersfield man Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to set a woman on fire.

Stringer shot Michael Laray Dozer, 26, after Dozer reportedly pointed a black metal object at him and charged forward, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release. Witnesses told police the object was a U-shaped black metal bicycle lock.

The shooting occurred when Stringer, a nine-year veteran of the BPD, responded at 12:32 p.m. to a report at the TMP gas station, in the 2100 block of East Brundage Lane, where witnesses said Dozer had spent three hours acting "erratically."

Dozer eventually took a gas nozzle out of a woman's fuel tank and spilled it on the ground before splashing it on her pants and trying to light it on fire with a lighter. Dozer did not know the customer.

He was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he died at 1:28 p.m.Stringer is on routine paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.