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Arrest made in weekend murder near Stockdale Highway

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of murdering another man over the weekend.

Javier Meraz, 23, was fatally shot Sunday in the 100 block of Griffith Street, near Stockdale Highway and Stine Road.

Investigators developed evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Ismael Arsenio Leon. He was located Thursday in the 6500 block of Cottonwood Road.