An overnight confrontation in Bakersfield, California on Thursday, March 22, led to a teenage intruder being shot in the leg. Bakersfield Now published a story about the incident on their site.
The incident happened at a residence located in the 1100 block of Webster Street near Niles and Mt. Vernon. The incident occurred at around 2:20 am.
A male resident of the home went to the backyard with his firearm to confront a teenage male that had broken into the backyard shed. After the resident confronted the teen intruder, the teen intruder tried to stab the resident with a knife.
That’s when the resident shot the teen intruder in the leg. Upon arriving, Kern County Sherriff Office deputies discovered the resident holding the teen intruder at gun point. Once deputies arrived, the resident put away his firearm.
The teenager is 17-years-old. Kern County Sherriff’s Office said that once the teenager has been treated for his injuries, deputies will transport him to Juvenile Hall.
The Sherriff’s Office also said that the resident appears to have acted in self-defense. He won’t be arrested for shooting the teenage intruder in the leg.
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