Suspect in Bakersfield Attempted Murder Sought

The Kern County Sheriff’s office has released a photo of a man they say is suspected in an attempted murder in east Bakersfield.

Johnny Reyes

At about 4:15 p.m. on April 26th, the suspect, 47-year-old Johnny Reyes got into an argument with another adult make in a church parking lot in the 2200 block of Camino Real across form Heritage Park.

Reyes, who police said made threats against law enforcement officers, then allegedly shot the man several times before driving into him with his pickup truck as he fled the scene where the shooting took place.

The victim, whose name has been withheld by authorities, was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s office has issued a warrant for Reyes’ arrest in connection with the incident, for one count of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police also said Reyes should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts they are asked to call the Sheriff’s office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.  Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411).  Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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