Suspects ID'd in deadly southwest Bakersfield shooting

Suspects ID'd in deadly southwest Bakersfield shooting »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man died Tuesday morning from a shooting near the Super 8 motel off Wible Road near White Lane.

The coroner's office identified him as 46-year-old Angel Rios Jr. The victim turned up at a nearby Chevron station but succumbed to his gunshot wound less than an hour later at Kern Medical Center.

Late Tuesday, police named one suspect, released a description for another suspect and identified a woman wanted for questioning.

Oscar Rene Quintero Medina, 28, and an unidentified Hispanic man - 28 to 29 years old, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black T-shirt, and black-and-white checkered shorts - are considered suspects.

Both are also considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Jessica Martinez, 28, is wanted for questioning in the investigation. She also has an active parole warrant for her arrest.

Police haven't released a motive for the shooting, but they said they suspect it is gang related.

Officers were first called to reports of a shooting at the motel at about 5:30 a.m. but were quickly rerouted to the gas station, where the victim was found.

A clerk at the gas station told Eyewitness News she saw a car pull up, with a frantic driver. When the clerk went out, the driver said his passenger was hurt, and she could see the victim's arm bleeding.

The clerk said she immediately called 911. At about that time, the driver told her the other man had been shot during a robbery at the motel.

However, a spokesman at the motel -- who didn't want to be identified -- told Eyewitness News he heard a different version of what happened.

The man at the motel said the victim was running from the bowling alley just to the north. And the victim came toward the motel, either looking for a friend or trying to find a place to hide.

The motel spokesman said the lobby doors were still locked at that time in the morning. He also said a night desk clerk was in the back of the office and didn't see anything, but that clerk heard gunshots.

He said the victim was shot near the motel driveway and the sidewalk. The motel is about two blocks north of the gas station.

The clerk at the gas station said when the car arrived at the gas station, the driver had pulled up behind a utility truck that happened to be parked at the pumps. She thought it seemed they were looking for help.

The clerk believes the victim was shot in the arm, and also the chest. She saw a lot of blood from the rib area.

Police Detective Todd Farnsworth told Eyewitness News officers are still piecing together what happened, and it may turn out to be a "combination" of the reports the two clerks provided.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.