Kings County sheriff investigates Kettleman City homicide

KETTLEMAN CITY, California - The Kings County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened in Kettleman City on Tuesday morning.

Around 6:45 a.m., deputies responded to the 200 block of Maud Street for a person suffering a gunshot wound who was not breathing.

Deputies, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol and Avenal Police Department, arrived on scene and located the person.

He was later identified as Armando Garza, 33, and he was sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle.

Kings County Fire personnel arrived on scene and determined Garza was dead, the Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives took over the investigation and determined Garza had been shot multiple times while he was sitting in his vehicle.

Anyone with information should call Detective Andrew Mazza at 559-852-4554.

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