Bakersfield Police seeking man for questioning in homicide

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 20:55:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGTV) - Bakersfield police are warning residents that an individual wanted for questioning in a homicide may be hiding out in San Diego County.

Bakersfield Police said Michael Rosales, 34, was present when 23-year-old Miguel Garcia was stabbed at a party in the 2100 block of Dayton Avenue in the midnight hours of March 11. Garcia was brought to Adventist Hospital by an unknown individual, where he later died of his injuries.

Police believe Rosales has information about the incident and is only wanted for questioning at this time. Police said it's possible that he has fled to Los Angeles or as far as Mexico.

Rosales is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot 8-inches tall, weighing 240 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

A similar description was given for the individual who dropped Garcia off at the hospital. That person was driving a 2015 Grey Nissan, possibly dark grey, with Calif. license plates "7LKA383." It wasn't immediately clear if police believe that person and Rosales are the same person.

Anyone with information about the incident, Rosales' whereabouts, or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.