The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a McFarland man who died on Jan. 10 of a suspected homicide in the 400 block of 5th Street.

At 6:58 p.m. the McFarland Police Department discovered William Joseph Lara, 36, suffering from gunshot wounds. Lara was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. A postmortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.

MPD will be investigating the case and anyone with information regarding the case can call 792-2122.

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