Jesus Javier Aleman dies in fatal Bakersfield police shooting – Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Bakersfield police shooting death of Jesus Javier Aleman of Shafter – Obituary

According to the coroner’s office, Jesus Javier Aleman, 33, of Shafter, was shot by a Bakersfield police officer in the 1600 block of Planz Road. He was left with severe injuries to which he succumbed at the scene. The shooting occurred on April 19, 2022, after Jesus fled and fired at police.

Aleman was a passenger in a car that BPD officers claimed they attempted to stop. Two cops attempted to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe at 12:20 a.m., but it drove away and crashed into a pole in Planz Park shortly after.

The truck’s driver was apprehended right away. Aleman escaped on foot and opened fire on a police officer. The police fired back, striking the suspect.

Jesus died on the spot.