MMA Fighter Reported To Be A Victim Of Double-Homicide In Bakersfield
An undefeated MMA fighter is reported to be one of the two individuals killed in the double homicide in Bakersfield on December 24.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, two people were found dead in a house near the 9700 block of Snowdon Avenue in the early hours of Christmas Eve. A similar investigation stated that the boyfriend of the female homeowner broke into the residence to confront a man and woman.
Both of them were armed, and ensuing a firefight, they killed each other. However, the woman was said to be unaffected. Although the two dead people weren’t named by the authorities, one of them is reported as mixed martial artist Tanner Marlow.
On Christmas day, prominent MMA management firm Iridium Sports Agency announced the passing of Marlow on Twitter. The 30-year-old was one of the fighters on its roster.
“Our family experienced a horrible loss on Christmas Eve. Our amazing fun loving cousin Tanner was taken from us suddenly at the hands of another,” Marlow’s relative wrote.
“Tanner was one of the sweetest, most caring men who loved his family to no end. I have begun this fundraiser to help Susie and Troy with laying their only son left to rest. No donation is too small….. every little bit helps.
“Please help support Tanner and his parents. Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for all the kind words and support. All funds will be sent to Troy and Susie directly.”