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Arrests in Highway 46 shooting

On Saturday, July 13, a shooting took place in the 2600 block of Highway 46, leaving a 46-year-old male shot in the buttocks. Deputies from the Wasco, Buttonwillow and Delano substations of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the parking lot where the shooting took place.

Now two men have been arrested in the crime.

Jesus Barrios, a 27-year-old-male from Wasco, was a person of interest for deputies as the suspected shooter. Several warrants were issued, one for his arrest and two to search his residence and a family member’s residence.

Barrios was picked up on Monday, July 15, after being spotted driving on 7th Street. He was detained without resistance.

In Barrios’ home, not far from where he was arrested, deputies confiscated 340 grams of marijuana, scales, $1,600 in cash, surveillance cameras and multiple cell phones. They found a shotgun linked to Barrios in the family member’s home, the sheriff’s office said.

According to Deputy Peter Martinez of the Wasco substation, another arrest, that of Uziel Fierro on July 19, was related to the July 13 shooting. Fierro was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, conspiracy to commit a crime and participation in a criminal street gang. He was booked into the Kern County Jail.

[BEGIN ITAL]—Kern County Sheriff’s Department


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