BAKERSFIELD — A teenager accused of murder turned himself in at a Bakersfield television station on Sunday night.
Brendan Sanders, walked into KGET studios in Bakersfield about 9 p.m., on Dec. 29, 2013, after being hunted by police for more than a month.
The 18-year-old is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 35-year-old Jerry Gray earlier this year.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers were sent to a report of gunshots fired in the 700 block of Geneva Avenue at about 1 a.m., on November 24. When they arrived, officers said they found a large crowd of people, along with Gray, who was lying dead in the street.
During their investigation, officers learned of a second gunshot victim who was taken to a local area hospital with minor injuries.
A station news director said that Sanders told them that he didn’t know Gray, but did know the other gunshot victim, and said he didn’t even know police were looking for him until his grandmother told him,
He also said that when he found out, he wanted to proclaim his innocence, and told the TV crew that he has witnesses that will testify to his innocence.
The station’s news director called police, who then came and picked up Sanders, booking him into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility, where he is being held on no bail for one charge of murder in the first degree and participation in a criminal street gang.
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