Bakersfield Murder Suspect Caught in Los Angeles

A convicted felon accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old man in northeast Bakersfield in May has been arrested.

Reginald Simon, 24, is being held on $1,000,000 bail in a Kern County Jail on charges of homicide, a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and participation in a criminal street gang.

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Gang Suppression Section took Simon into custody after a two-month investigation led them to a residence in Los Angeles, where Simon hiding.

The murder took place during the early morning hours of May 12, 2013, when 21-year-old Michael Harris was allegedly shot and killed by Simon while attempting to leave a party at an apartment in the 700 block of Sterling Road.

Simon has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2006, in Kern County, including convictions for drug possession, spousal abuse and his most recent, second-degree burglary in December of 2012.

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Bakersfield Murder Suspect Caught in Los Angeles was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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