BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Kern County authorities say a man armed with a knife was killed
and an armed home intruder was wounded in law enforcement shootings. The Sheriff’s Office says the fatal shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Oildale area north of Bakersfield when a deputy responded to a call about a suspicious person and encountered a man armed with a large kitchen knife. About an hour earlier, Bakersfield officers responded to a report of an intruder armed with a firearm in a residence. A police statement says the shooting occurred as officers pursued a man fleeing the residence. The suspect suffered a non-life-threatening injury.