A man suffered fatal injuries in a stabbing in south Bakersfield Tuesday evening and the suspect remains at large, deputies said.
Police were flagged down at about 10:15 p.m. in the area of South Union Avenue and East Casa Loma Drive regarding a stabbing victim, according to sheriff's officials. Due to the location, the Kern County Sheriff's Office was called in to take over the investigation.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, and sheriff's homicide detectives began investigating, sheriff's officials said.
They determined the victim — whose name has not yet been released — was at a motel in the 1200 block of South Union Avenue when he became involved in a fight with another person during which he was stabbed, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The victim got in his car and began driving away, but, due to his injuries, he couldn't continue and his vehicle came to rest at a nearby fence, sheriff's officials said. Two passersby stopped and rendered medical aid until the police were flagged down.
The suspect fled on foot and was described as a Hispanic man about 35 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches and weighing about 185 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top-style shirt and dark-colored shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110.