California sheriff's deputy killed in standoff that ended with 5 dead identified

Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, 35, was shot Sunday outside a home in Wasco, just outside Bakersfield and located 140 myl noord van Los Angeles. Authorities initially responded to the home around 1 nm. following reports of shots being fired.

The 41-year-old suspect was the subject of a restraining order that prohibited him from possessing weapons, het amptenare Maandag gesê.

As deputies arrived at the residence, they were told by a female outside that two or three shooting victims were inside and a man was inside with a gun. As deputies approached the home, the suspect began firing at them from inside, owerhede gesê.

They were not struck and took cover. Other law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, responded to the scene.

Almost two hours later, SWAT team members tried approaching the front door of the home and were fired upon. Campas and Deputy Dizander Guerrero were struck and two other SWAT members were hit by shrapnel. The SWAT officers returned fire.


Kern County Sheriff's Dep. Phillip Campas, 35, was identified as the deputy killed Sunday while responding to a home with a gunman inside.

Kern County Sheriff’s Dep. Phillip Campas, 35, was identified as the deputy killed Sunday while responding to a home with a gunman inside. (COURTESY: KERN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.)

Campas and Guerrero were taken to a hospital. Campas died and Guerrero was treated and released.

When you talk about police officers that run toward gunfire, that’s him (Campas),” Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters Monday.

Hours after the shooting, rondom 6:30 nm., the suspect was shot by authorities as he was on the roof of the home armed with an AK-47-style rifle and handgun, het die balju se kantoor gesê. He died at the scene.

Inside the home were three dead victims – a 42-year-old woman and two males, ouderdomme 17 en 24. Youngblood said they were the suspect’s sons and their mother. Two other females and two children were also inside the home and escaped unharmed as deputies initially arrived.

Campas was a five-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. He previously served in the Marine Corps. and in the sheriff’s office Honor Guard and as a patrol deputy and recruit training officer.

We thought he had been here over 10 jare,” Youngblood said. “He’s had that kind of impact. He was here for five.

He probably touched this organization as much as anyone as I’ve ever seen in such a short period of time,” he added.

Campas leaves behind a wife and three children – ages 6, 9, en 13.

In 'n verklaring, Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia said shared his condolences over the deputy’s death.

Nothing can prepare us for tragedies such as these,” hy het geskryf. In an instant our lives can change forever. I pray that God surrounds these families with his love and give them the strength to make it through this devastating time.

The deputies involved in the fatal shooting of the slain gunman have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, amptenare gesê.

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