A 74-year-old man trying to help his female neighbor shot another man in self-defense Friday when he came upon the woman’s apparent stalker.
The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 4000 block of Jenkins Road in Rosedale, when Ronnie Green, 74, heard a woman scream, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
Green knew that Greg Miller, 51, of Bakersfield, had apparently been stalking his neighbor and went to help her.
He was confronted by Miller, who told Green he had a knife and kicked him in the chest.
Green then fired one shot into Miller’s foot with his licensed weapon. A knife was never located by deputies.
Miller then got into his vehicle and drove away.
The woman was not injured.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office later received 911 calls reporting a vehicle crash at Meacham and Allen roads. Callers said a man was yelling and running in the road.
Deputies arrived and identified Miller, who was arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his foot.
He was booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of stalking, battery, elder abuse and making criminal threats.
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