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Man Accused in Deadly Stanton Motel Shooting Arrested In Bakersfield

A man suspected of a fatal shooting at a Stanton motel as arrested Sunday in Bakersfield by the Kern County sheriff's SWAT team, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

The man, whose name was not released, is accused of the Aug. 26 killing of a man at the Villa Motel in the 11000 block of Beach Boulevard, according to OCSD spokeswoman Carrie Braun.

Deputies called to the motel found a man down in the room who paramedics pronounced dead at the scene.

By then, the gunman had fled.

"We are grateful for Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood and his personnel for their assistance with the apprehension of the murder suspect,'' Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said. "Their tactical teams working in concert with our investigative details on scene were able to make arrest safely while minimizing risk to the public.''

The man will be brought back to Orange County; his name will be released after he is booked, Braun said.

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