Bakersfield Murder Suspect Caught in LA

Bakersfield Murder Suspect Caught in LA

BAKERSFIELD — A suspect wanted for shooting a man to death in Bakersfield on Wednesday was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday. Denzil Nutall, 23, was booked into the Kern County Jail for one count of murder.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Nutall is the alleged gunman in the September 23 shooting of a 16-year-old boy in east Bakersfield. At around 7 p.m., deputies responding to a call of a shooting found a victim in the north alley of the 2500 block of Virginia Avenue.

“The victim sustained a single gunshot to his upper body,” said Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt. “Deputies administered medical aid until an ambulance arrived and transported the victim to Kern Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.”

Detectives responded and initiated an investigation. “During their investigation, detectives discovered that the victim had been involved in a confrontation with two male suspects in the area prior to the shooting” Pruitt said. “During the confrontation, one of the suspects shot the victim.”

Detectives were quickly able to identify Nutall as their primary suspect, and developed information that he had left Bakersfield, and was possibly in the Los Angeles area.

“At around 2:30 a.m. the suspect was located by LAPD officers on a Greyhound bus in Los Angeles,” Pruitt said. “He was arrested without incident.”

Bakersfield Murder Suspect Caught in LA was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by admin
Categories: Kern