Kern County sheriff’s deputy wounded during manhunt

WELDON (AP) — A manhunt is under way in rural Central California for a man who shot and wounded a Kern County sheriff’s deputy during a manhunt for a murder suspect.

KERO-TV ( says sheriff’s deputies were fired on Saturday night while searching farm outbuildings in the Twin Oaks area.

A deputy is hospitalized in stable condition.

KBAK-TV ( says a second deputy was grazed.

Deputies returned fire but it’s unclear whether they hit anyone.

Authorities have been searching east of Bakersfield for the killer of a 64-year-old man who was found shot in a cabin on Thursday in Jawbone Canyon.

Authorities haven’t confirmed that Saturday’s attacker is the killer. But he matches the description of a man who held three people at gunpoint in a cabin Tuesday before stealing their car.

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