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Bakersfield Man Killed In Dispute With Deputies

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BAKERSFIELD (AP) — A Bakersfield man is dead after a confrontation with deputies outside a Bakersfield convenience store.

Kern County sheriff’s officials say deputies were called to the store a little before 1 a.m. Sunday after getting a report that a group of juveniles were trying to get adults to buy liquor and cigarettes for them.

When deputies arrived, they detained David Lee Turner as he left the store carrying alcoholic beverages, accompanied by his
19-year-old son and a 16-year-old.

Sheriff’s spokesman Craig Rennie says Turner was cooperative at first, but then hit one of the deputies in the back of the head with a bag containing canned beer that he was carrying. Another deputy then fired twice at Turner.

The 56-year-old Turner died a short while later at a local hospital.

Detectives from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting.

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