Bakersfield man admitted shooting another man after being sprayed with pepper: report

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man charged in a fatal shootout outside a supermarket said he shot after being sprayed with pepper, according to a court document.

Daniel Trejo-Calistro, 20, has pleaded guilty of voluntary manslaughter and carried a loaded firearm without registration and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded gun in connection with the May 1 shooting.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Bakersfield police, Trejo-Calistro was arguing with Daniel Rios, 36, before a fast trip on Pacheco Road and South Union Avenue.

Rios sprayed Trejo-Calistro with pepper spray during the dispute, the document says. Trejo-Calistro then pulled a gun from his waistband and, according to the explanation, began to shoot in the crowded parking lot.

Shots hit a vehicle that the friend and mother-in-law of one of the men said was occupied. You weren’t hurt.

One official wrote: “Trejo-Calistro and (Rios) fled the parking lot and continued the confrontation. At this point Trejo-Calistro fired the gun a second time (Rios). ”He hit and killed him. Rios was hit in the head and upper body.

Trejo-Calistro ran and threw the gun in a trash can, the document says. He broke into a private garage and tried to hide, but was arrested, according to a statement.

Police retrieved the gun and reportedly found a small amount of cocaine on Trejo-Calistro.

Trejo-Calistro is being held without bail and will be tried on June 2nd.

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