Bakersfield police ID doctor involved shooting

Bakersfield police ID doctor involved shooting

Bakersfield Police have identified the doctor they say shot and killed a suspect in self defense on Tuesday night at offices at 212 Goodman St.

Police said a suspected entered Garden Oasis Medical and assaulted Dr. Edwin Zong, who owns the business. The suspect, according to police, made several comments about money before the assault. Zong suffered injuries to his face and head during the incident but was able to recover a handgun from a desk drawer and fire three rounds at the suspect, striking him in the upper torso.

Police said the suspect fled the business and was found in nearby parking lot, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. The suspect died from his injuries, but police said his identity will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Zong was legally register the gun, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Mason Woessner (661) 326-3871, or the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.

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