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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
There are many unanswered questions.
That's what Californian columnist Lois Henry said Wednesday on "First Look with Scott Cox" about the Sept. 16 Sheraton shooting that left two people dead and one Bakersfield Police officer wounded.
On Sept. 18, police explained they learned that Justin Byran Harger was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and that he would be going to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel the night of Sept. 16.
Officers got to the parking lot first and waited for Harger, who pulled up with Jorge Joel Ramirez in the passenger seat.
Both got out of the car and Harger shot at officers who returned fire, police said.
Later, BPD Chief Greg Williamson said Ramirez had been an informant for the cops.
"If you have an informant and this other guy is extremely dangerous and most likely armed, why would you just send two officers, shouldn't you have more personnel," Henry said.
Henry said she sent several public record requests on the names of officers, their ranks and time sheets of that night. She received that information two weeks later.
With so many unanswered questions and the investigation still ongoing, Henry said she hopes the BPD releases a full report of what happened that night.
"We had an officer who nearly lost his life," Henry said. "Something just doesn't fit together."