Kern County Deputy Killed in Wasco Standoff

A Kern County sheriff’s deputy was among five people killed in a standoff in Wasco on Monday following a domestic violence dispute.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood has confirmed the death of Deputy Phillip Campas, 35, a five-year veteran of the department and a Marine veteran who had served in Afghanistan. Two other deputies were wounded by shrapnel.

The suspect was armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun, authorities said. He was later killed by deputies.

Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia has ordered the lowering of flags at City Hall.


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