Southwest Bakersfield

Deputies want help solving who shot football star

Deputies want help solving who shot football star
Kamari Cotton-Moya (File)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Tuesday in finding the shooter or shooters from a May 19 party on the 2200 block of Edwards Avenue.

Two teens were shot at the party. One of them is 18-year-old Kamari Cotton-Moya, who was a football star at Ridgeview High School. He earned a scholarship to play at Iowa State.

The other man shot is 18-year-old Kolin Jones.

Deputies went to the scene on numerous 911 calls of shots being fired. About 100 people had attended the party, and deputies found several spent shell casings in the roadway.

The sheriff's office later learned the wounded teens were taken to Kern Medical Center. Their injuries weren't life-threatening.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or the events leading up to the shooting, or anyone with information on this case, is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110, Detective Mike Dorkin at 391-7662 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.