A man accused of fatally shooting another man at a Bakersfield sports bar over the weekend made his first court appearance Tuesday.
The arraignment of Luis Pineda, 25, on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon was postponed to Jan. 29. The stocky Pineda wore glasses and brown jail clothes during the brief hearing.
Pineda was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of 33-year-old Christopher Isaac Rodriguez at the Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill at 3351 Panama Lane, according to police. Rodriguez, who police found wounded outside the bar, was pronounced dead at Kern Medical Center about 50 minutes after the 1:48 a.m. shooting.
A witness provided a suspect and suspect vehicle description. Officers arrested Pineda at a residence in Lamont where the firearm believed used in the shooting was found in the front yard, police said.