Arrest made in Bakersfield homicide investigation

Arrest made in Bakersfield homicide investigation

BAKERSFIELD — A man suspected of killing another man in the early morning hours last weekend in southwest Bakersfield is behind bars after being apprehended by authorities on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Ismael Arsenio Leon on Jan. 9, at about 3:30 p.m., booking him into the Kern County Jail on charges first degree murder.

Leon is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Javier Meraz.

According to the sheriff’s department, deputies from the metro patrol unit responded to a victim of a shooting in the 100 block of Griffith Street in southwest Bakersfield at about 3 a.m. on Jan 5, 2014.

Deputies said when they arrived, they found Meraz suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to his hands and lower torso.

After being treat on scene, Meraz  was transported to Kern Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 5 a.m.

An investigation ensued and yielded evidence to obtain an arrest warrant Leon, who taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 6500 block of Cottonwood Road.

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KERO: Bakersfield man arrested in connection with killing of Javier Meraz

Arrest made in Bakersfield homicide investigation was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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