Authorities have released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night following a traffic stop in south Bakersfield, and say he was a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier that evening.
Augustus Joshua Crawford, 20, was shot around 10:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Planz Road, according to a coroner's release. He died about an hour later at Kern Medical Center.
At about 8:11 p.m., police were called to a shooting in the 700 block of R Street that left a man suffering several gunshot wounds. Officers identified Crawford as a suspect in that shooting.
More than two hours later, police stopped a vehicle in the 1800 block of Planz Road in which Crawford was a passenger. He ran, police said, and the shooting occurred as officers chased him.
The officer who fired his weapon has been identified as Warren Martin, the son of BPD Chief Lyle Martin.
Warren Martin has been placed on administrative leave pending review by the department's Critical Incident Review Board, police said.
A firearm was located near the area of where the shooting occurred, police said. The gun was stolen from a vehicle burglary under investigation by the Kern County Sheriff's Office.