Police kill shooter following Padre Hotel fight

John Harte / For The Californian Bakersfield police investigators, and uniformed officer Robert Tyo, work at the entrance to Wall Street Alley and H Street late Sunday morning. This appears to be the location where the suspect fell and was treated before transport to a hospital. A man was shot and killed by a Bakersfield police officer around 2 am Sunday after he fired a shot at the officer during a short foot pursuit, according to a Bakersfield police report.

A Bakersfield Police Department officer shot a man early Sunday morning after he fired at an officer during a short foot chase in downtown Bakersfield, according to police.

The subject died later in a hospital.

But people who work and visit downtown said they do feel safe there, despite what happened.

Details of the incident were limited Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Mike Coronado said officers were taking the time needed to go carefully through the evidence before making any additional statement.

A single report on the shooting stated that officers were dispatched to

Jerusalen Mosqueda, left, and Sandra Ramirez introduce their dogs to each other at The Lamont Dog and Cat Clinic sponsored by Kern County Animal Control and 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez. The Feb. 24, 2013 event drew a large number of people some coming for the spay or neuter service at the clinic.

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