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.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower
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According to reports, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home and exchanged gunfire with deputies for hours.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot
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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Our deepest condolences to family, friends & fellow deputies of the KC Deputy Sheriff who was killed in the line of duty today. We also pray for a speedy recovery for the second deputy wounded. A tremendous tragedy & loss for @KernCoSheriff & our community. Our hearts are broken. pic.twitter.com/o1uO2HRWR0
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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.