Michael Alvarez Killed by California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Police Department

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
CA-99 and I-5
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded to reports of an attempted kidnapping. Michael Alvarez led police on a chase that ended near southbound Highway 99 and I-5. It was at that point CHP took over. The driver refused to get out of the car or listen to commands and crashed the car before stopping. After an hour-long negotiation with him, officers got the man out of the car by deploying a Taser, killing him.

Agency: California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Police Department

Motive: kidnapping/sexual assault

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Michael Alvarez

Death Date: May 12, 2021

County: Kern

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

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