UPDATE: 2 people arrested in fatal Wasco stabbing


UPDATE: The Kern County coroner’s office identified the victim as 24-year-old Jose Aleman of Wasco. Aleman was stabbed on Broadway Street and transported to Adventist Health Delano, where he died a few minutes after midnight.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced 22-year-old Aaron Garcia was arrested on a felony murder warrant the morning of May 8, and 31-year-old Angel Soto was arrested May 11 on charges of being an accessory to murder.

WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Wasco.

The department said at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, deputies were sent to the 800 block of Broadway Street after receiving reports of a person down. When they arrived, deputies found a man suffering from trauma to his body.

KCSO said the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives assumed the investigation, which is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the department at 661-861-3110.


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