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BAKERSFIELD POLICE

DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Greg Williamson, Chief of Police
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Contact: Sergeant Mary DeGeare
Public Information Officer
661-326-3803
mdegeare@Bakersfieldpd.us

For Immediate Release February 24, 2010

The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward up to $5,000.00 for information related to the
Dante Delany homicide on 6/25/08, at 2511 Bishop Street. (See original news release below)

The following individual is wanted for questioning related to the Delany homicide:

Tashawn Sharp 29, 5’6” tall, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. (Pictured with and without
braids)

Sharp also has a felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, and participation in
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a street gang related to the August 28, 2008 shooting of Anthony Fulmer at 1201 40 Street
during which a 2 year old girl was inadvertently struck by gunfire.

Anyone with information regarding Sharp’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Martin
Heredia at 326-3873.

Regarding any information related to the Delany homicide; anonymous and confidential
information can be provided through Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

The Secret Witness phone line operates 24 hours a day.


Secrecy is guaranteed to those who call. Callers who reach a recorded message are urged to call
again. A code name and number will be given each caller. The code name of the responsible
secret witness will be published. He or she should then call the Secret Witness line, give the code
number and make arrangements for collecting the reward.

Secret Witness is operated under the direction of an independent, voluntary board of directors
representing civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, media outlets, and corporate
sponsors.
Bishop Street Homicide Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On 6/25/08, at approximately 4:08 a.m. Bakersfield Police officers investigating a commercial


burglary in the 3700 block of Mt Vernon Avenue heard several gun shots coming from the
residential area east of Mt Vernon Avenue.

They responded to the area to try and locate the source of the shooting. At about that same time
the police department received a report of a victim of a shooting at the apartment complex at
2511 Bishop Street. Officers responded and located the victim, (Dante Delany) who was lying on
the ground outside an apartment. The victim had been shot multiple times and was transported
to Kern Medical Center where he died.

The victim’s vehicle was found parked on the street near the scene. The vehicle has been
impounded.

There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111. Anonymous and
confidential information can be provided through Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

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