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Man killed when rifle discharged on him is identified

Slide Public Safety

The Kern County coroner’s office identified a man who was killed when his rifle discharged on him.

According to the coroner’s report, Jeramy Allen May was killed late last year in the 1000 block of Chico Street. The coroner said that May was placing a light on his rifle when the gun discharged and he was stuck by the bullet.

May was taken to Kern Medical where he died on Dec. 8. The date and time of the shooting incident are unknown, according to the coroner.