The Sheriff’s Office says the man they were looking for during an eight hour SWAT standoff in Oildale has committed suicide.
30-year-old Christopher Gray shot himself in front of a northwest Bakersfield home on Neah Bay Drive near Cape Flattery Drive Friday morning after police had followed him there. Gray was suspected of stealing ammunition from a nearby WalMart, Officers say they tried to get him to put down his weapon, but he did not listen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Oildale standoff started around 8:00AM Friday after gunfire was heard at a house on El Tejon Avenue just south of Norris Road. Deputies believe Gray killed his uncle and critically wounded another relative.
There are no other suspects, and residents were let back into the area that evening.