Timestamp8/20/14 20:04
Date Searched1-Oct-13
StateCA - California
Agency NameBakersfield Police
Victim NameMaria Rita Zarate
Victim's Age31
Victim's GenderFemale
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
Summary"A woman was shot and killed after Bakersfield Police tried to talk her down during a suicide attempt in East Bakersfield, Tuesday. Police were sent to the 5000 block of Magic Way around 7:45 a.m. to check on Maria Rita Zarate, 31, who was standing in the street with a handgun. According to police, mental health professionals were on scene and tried to talk the woman out of the situation for nearly 30 minutes. While in attempt to talk to her, police said the woman raised the gun and pointed it at officers in a threatening manner. That is when several officers fired at the woman. The gun was found and taken from the scene. No officers were injured during the shooting and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Source Linkhttp://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/woman-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-east-bakersfield-100113
County StateKern CA - California
City StateBakersfield CA - California