Concealed Carrier Shoots Man Who Threw Beer Bottles And Brandished A Pellet Gun


BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA — A man was shot after allegedly throwing bottles of beer and pointing a pellet gun at another man Thursday evening in East Bakersfield. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident occurred around 8 p.m.

BPD officers were dispatched to a reported shooting on Zephyr Lane near Workman Street. Upon arrival, responding officers were met by the man who reported the incident. He stated that he was licensed to carry a concealed firearm and was doing so. He also told officers he just shot a man who pointed a handgun at him.

Officers then located Ishmael Camacho, 41, nearby. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Further investigation revealed that the man had discovered a brush fire near intersection of Zephyr Lane near Workman Street and called 911 to report it. As firefighters responded to the scene of the brush fire, Camacho began throwing full bottles of beer at the caller just before pulling a handgun from his waistband and pointing it at the man.

In fear for his life, the man drew his legally owned and carried concealed handgun and shot Camacho once in the leg. Camacho was able to run away, dropping his pistol while fleeing. BPD officers recovered that gun and determined that it was a pellet gun.

The man who shot Camacho remained on scene awaiting police.  He was interviewed and released, with no charges expected. BPD says that when released from the hospital, Camacho will be held in the Kern County Jail and is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing an imitation firearm. The cause of the brush fire has not been determined.

About the Author

Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

Click for more:

Leave a comment