Bakersfield Police have arrested one man for double homicide over the weekend. On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at approximately 11:05 pm, the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the Vagabond Inn, located at 6501 Colony Street, for a report of a shooting. Responding officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motel room. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. During the investigation, detectives identified a suspect and arrested Mario Velasquez (25), of Bakersfield, for two counts of murder. The investigation is on-going. The identities of the adult male victims will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Perez at (661) 326-3593 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.