Bakersfield, CA – Kern County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 100-block of Moneta Avenue, on September 15th, at about 1:14 am.

Deputies were dispatched to the area. When the first deputy arrived, he began to investigate the vehicle and discovered it was reported stolen. Shortly after discovering the vehicle was stolen, an adult male began charging at the deputy from the opposite direction of the vehicle in an ​apparent ambush.

An officer involved shooting occurred. Medical aid was summoned, and the suspect, a 31 year old Hispanic male, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect will be booked into the Kern County Jail for felony assault charges relating to his unprovoked attack on the deputy.

Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The deputy involved was placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation is still in its infancy stages and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110.