A Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy was stabbed early Sunday morning when responding to a suspicious circumstances call in northwest Bakersfield, KCSO reported.
It happened at about 3:19 a.m. in the 8000 block of Goesling Avenue, where a person said a family member at the residence had a knife, a sheriff's news release said.
"The suspect then quickly charged toward the deputy, stabbing him with a knife. That is when the solo deputy on scene was involved in an officer-involved shooting," the news release said.
The deputy, who has not been named, was taken to a hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries, KCSO reported. The suspect, who also has not been identified, was reported to be in critical condition.