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By Veronica Jacuinde
Wasco Tribune 

Man arrested for attempted murder


Last updated 1/31/2023 at 12:25pm | View PDF

A Wasco man, Nestor Jose Perez, 33, was arrested for attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting from a vehicle

and stalking.

According to a media release from the

Kern County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 19

at approximately 2:30 a.m. deputies from

the Wasco sunstation were dispatched to

the 600 block of North Maple Avenue for

a shooting into an occupied vehicle. During

the investigation, Perez was identified

as the suspect.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. deputies located

Perez in the 2200 block of Camellia

Street and placed him under arrest. Deputies

then served a search warrant at Perez's

residence in the 2200 block of Camellia


Perez was subsequently transported to

the Kern County Jail, where he was booked

in this case and on three active bench warrants.

Perez was arraigned on Jan. 23.

Anyone with information regarding this

investigation is asked to contact the Kern

County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110

or the Secret Witness hotline at 661-322-



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