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“Very Calculated” – Bakersfield Shooting Likely Premeditated, Says Sheriff

More details have emerged in a Bakersfield shooting spree on Wednesday that left six people dead, including the alleged killer. The Kern County Sheriff’s office has released the names of the suspect and victims in Wednesday’s shooting. Sheriff Donny Youngblood says there’s reason to believe the suspect, 54-year-old Javier Casarez, had a connection to many, if not all of the victims. First, there’s his ex-wife, 45-year-old Petra Maribel Bolanos De Casarez, who was one of his first victims and was earlier reported to be his wife. Casarez allegedly killed her and 50 year-old Manuel Contreras outside the offices of T & T Trucking in East Bakersfield. Casarez allegedly continued his shooting spree outside Bear Mountain Sports, killing 50-year-old Antonio Valdez. Authorities then say he went to a home on Breckenridge Road, and killed 30-year-old Laura Garcia and her father, 57-year-old Eliseo Cazares, before taking his own life. In a press conference on Thursday, Sheriff Youngblood
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