The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of the man suspected of murdering a Lamont woman as 36-year-old Javier Vidal who was killed during an overnight standoff with authorities near the 2900 block of Taft Highway in Bakersfield. The standoff began with a SWAT team at around 11:35 p.m. on Sunday.
The KCSO has identified the murdered seven months pregnant woman as aged 34 Audreyanna Diana Rivera. Police say it is believed that Javier Vidal shot the woman in a home in the 7800 block of Florence Street at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the Kern Medical hospital. The 2-year-old baby is currently being treated at the hospital.
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