The Bakersfield Californian

BPD: Man shoots himself, other man in Bakersfiel­d bar


A man who shot himself and another patron while at a downtown Bakersfiel­d bar Saturday was arrested by the Bakersfiel­d Police Department.

BPD officers went to Gatsby’s lounge, 1529 19th St., after hearing gunshots while patrolling in the area. Eddiberto Nevel, 31, was taken into custody after he was spotted leaving the business with a firearm, BPD wrote in a news release.

Nevel was pulling out a firearm from his waistband during a dispute with another man at the bar when he shot himself, the news release said.

That’s when the other man attempted to grab the firearm, a struggle ensued and he was shot one time, BPD reported.

Both men were taken to a hospital, and no one died.

Nevel wasn’t in custody Monday afternoon, which is when BPD issued its news release about the incident.

A Juvenile Justice Center judge found it true that a 14-year-old boy killed a man in

Lamont, according to a Kern County District Attorney’s Office news release issued Monday.

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies went to an alleyway in June 2022 and found David Garcia Bruno, 19, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the chest. A surveillan­ce video depicts Bruno coming to the alley and stopping north of a driveway, according to the news release.

The defendant, Enrique Nevarez, walked past the victim and turned south on Santa Rosa Avenue. However, he came back and shot Bruno, prosecutor­s said. Nevarez was arrested a few days after the incident.

Cases involving minors that are dealt with in juvenile court are not heard by a jury. A judge decides if the allegation is true or not. A judge found the first-degree murder allegation true on Friday after an eight-day bench trial.

A dispositio­n hearing, in which a judge may impose some form of punishment, is scheduled for June 12.

Punishment for minors handled in juvenile court ends on their 25th birthday, no matter the judge’s ruling.

A man accused of stabbing another person multiple times was arrested Friday night on

suspicion of attempted murder.

It happened at about 8:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of Earlene Court.

Jose Trejo, 30, was arrested at the scene. The victim is in stable condition, the Bakersfiel­d Police Department.

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