Abel Gurrola Killed by Bakersfield Police Department

Abel Gurrola was Killed
Abel Gurrola was Killed
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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
720 Terrace Way
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to reports of gunshots at an apartment complex and allegedly saw Abel Gurrola carrying a rifle. Family members state that Abel Gurrola and his brother were shooting the rifle in a nearby empty lot to celebrate the New Year but did nothing to warrant being shot. Officers ordered him to drop the gun, but he refused and ran. Officers were found to be within department policy and state and federal guidelines. Family has filed wrongful death suit. Gurrola left behind a wife and six young children.

Victim's Name: Abel Gurrola

Agency Responsible: Bakersfield Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: January 1, 2013

County: Kern

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Geography: Urban

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