Deputies attempted to pull over McDaniel on a motorcycle for a vehicle code violation. He didn't stop, and there was a short pursuit in Oildale until he crashed his motorcycle. Witnesses say McDaniel put his hands in the air to surrender, but police shot him. He was struck at least once and was later pronounced dead at Kern Medical Center.
Victim's Name: Christopher McDaniel
Agency Responsible: Kern County Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: March 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Justified
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No