Reward Offered for Bakersfield Murder Suspect

Reward Offered for Bakersfield Murder Suspect

A suspect wanted for a homicide back on November 3, 2021 is still wanted by Bakersfield Police. Now Kern Secret Witness is offering a reward. The full release can be seen below:

Kern Secret Witness is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the location and subsequent arrest of murder suspect Christian Francois Gaines (pictured above).

Gaines is described as a: Black male, 19 years old, 6’3”, 210 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, with neck tattoos.

Gaines is suspected of shooting and killing 21-year-old Justin Griffin, Jr. on November 3rd, 2021, in the 3300 block of Wible Road, along with the other two suspects, Demitris King and David Gray. Forensic evidence links all three suspects to the scene of the crime and the Chevrolet Malibu used in the homicide. Both King and Gray have already been arrested, but Gaines remains outstanding.

Gaines has an active arrest warrant for murder, conspiracy, and gang participation. Gaines is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Gaines, please contact Detective Frank McIntyre at (661) 326-3921 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.


On Wednesday, November 3rd, at approximately 10:32 PM, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Wible Road regarding an injury shooting.

An adult male victim in a vehicle was located and declared deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time. There is no public suspect information at this time. This is the 54th homicide in the City of Bakersfield in 2021.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.