The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a third suspect in a December 2019 motel shooting that killed one and injured two more.
On December 12th, deputies were dispatched to the Motel 6 on Brundage Lane in Bakersfield on reports of a shooting. There they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound and had him transported to a local hospital.
At the hospital, deputies learned that two other victims of the same shooting had also arrived in a personal vehicle.
One of the victims, 30-year-old Daniel Gil of Bakersfield, ultimately did not survive.
The first suspect in the shooting, identified as 29-year-old Jose Chavez, was arrested three days later on December 15. A second suspect, 37-year-old Benjamin Bravo of Bakersfield, was arrested on January 7 of this year.
Then, on Friday, March 13, a third suspect — 33-year-old Oscar Hernandez — was also arrested.
The first two face charges of murder and attempted murder, while Hernandez faces charges of murder and participation in a criminal street gang.