Loren Johnson helped authorities make a speedy arrest in the shooting of his wife.
The 55-year-old admitted committing the crime to a 911 dispatcher he called shortly after firing the shots.
Johnson was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder. A charge of assault with a gun on a person was dismissed under the deal.
Police said Johnson called 911 at 6:24 a.m. Aug. 16 and directed police to his residence in the 3000 block of Catalina Drive. Officers found Johnson in the driveway and a woman inside the residence suffering from several non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Johnson was arrested, and within two weeks agreed to the plea deal.
A public funeral will be held Thursday for former Bakersfield police chief Eric Matlock, who died of cancer last Thursday at age 65.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a string of thefts of air conditioning condensers and piping from atop commercial buildings in the Bakersfield area.
Bakersfield police are seeking a vehicle in connection with an early September burglary.
A man arrested in early January 2013 for transporting drugs through Kern County was sentenced Monday to four years and nine months in prison.
A 42-year-old pedestrian was killed early Sunday after being struck by a pickup on Merle Haggard Drive west of Airport Drive.
A man who shot at but missed a person he'd been arguing with Sunday night was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A Delano man died Saturday evening when his car hit a big-rig on Highway 99 just south of Lerdo Highway, the Kern County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator reported.
A 72-year old Bakersfield woman was killed after her car collided with a Kern County Sheriff's patrol car early Sunday morning, the Sheriff's office reported.
Law enforcement arrested two boys, ages 14 and 16, Saturday in connection to the Wasco stabbings of two men.
A 21-year-old woman died Friday evening when the vehicle she was riding in crashed in Mojave.
Kern County deputies continue to search for the man responsible for stabbing another multiple times in the head Friday night.
Bakersfield police arrested a man Friday afternoon on a warrant for attempted murder.