By CBSLA Staff

WASCO (CBSLA) — A Kern County sheriff’s deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout in Wasco, north of Bakersfield.

A total of five people are believed to have died, according to KGET. The confrontation between the deputies and the suspect began when they responded to a home Sunday afternoon on the report of shots fired.

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According to reports, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home and exchanged gunfire with deputies for hours.

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The Peace Officers Research Association of California identified the officer who died as Deputy Phillip Campas, a Marine Corps veteran. He was part of the SWAT team that approached the house when he was fatally shot. A second unidentified deputy was also struck but is expected to survive.

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Two other people were also found inside the home with gunshot wounds. The suspect was also shot and taken to the hospital in unknown condition.