The Kern County coroner's office is reporting that a woman who was killed after an officer-involved shooting on March 5 died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Stephanie Areanda Quiroz, 21, was a passenger in a vehicle that was in a collision at Brundage Lane and Oswell Street, according to the coroner's office.

Just before the accident, the vehicle was involved in an officer-involved shooting at the 8200 block of Brundage Lane.

According to previous reports, at 4 p.m. that day, the U.S. Marshals tried to arrest parolee Gavino Castro at a Motel 6 on Brundage Lane. A chase followed the attempted arrest that led to the crash.

An autopsy by the Kern County Coroner determined that the manner of Quiroz’s death was homicide.

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Think of the money the county saved by not having a trial.

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