22-year old Jose Peyan-Leal, suspected of shooting a man and stealing his SUV on Sunday morning, died after being shot by BPD.
The shooting was the unfortunate end of a standoff between police and Peyan-Leal, who reportedly shot 35-year old Julio Diaz in the stomach and took his white Dodge Durango. A chase ensued, ending when Peyan-Leal crashed through a fence at Bakersfield Municipal Airport and flipped the vehicle. Police surrounded the wreckage and ordered him out of the vehicle to no avail. He was shot while attempting to run away from the scene.
Preliminary reports indicate a gun, suspected to be the one Peyan-Leal used in the car-jacking, was found near the body.
The victim of the theft was last reported in guarded condition at Kern Medical Center.