- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - California police say officers conducting a gang sweep have detained a person of interest in a child’s killing.

Five-year-old Kason Guyton was killed earlier this year in a drive-by shooting in Bakersfield.

His 7-year-old brother, B.J., was also shot but survived. The children were riding in a car with their mother’s boyfriend at the time.

Bakersfield Police Sgt. Ryan Kroeker says the person of interest was detained Tuesday. He declined to specify what role that person might’ve played in Guyton’s shooting.

KBAK-TV reports more than 30 search warrants were served across the city during this week’s gang crackdown. Multiple suspects were arrested on suspicion of charges including murder, drug dealing and money laundering.

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Information from: KBAK-TV, http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/

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