Alleged burglar shot at by local business owner

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An alleged burglar ran off after a business owner shot at him, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. 

Peter Marquez, 48, was arrested Thursday in the 1800 block of South Chester Avenue in South Bakersfield. A deputy in the area for an unrelated reason heard a gunshot around 8:10 p.m., and investigated, finding Marquez, who was wearing a face mask, KCSO said. 

Marquez is accused of breaking into a business in the area. The business owner was in the building when Marquez allegedly broke in, and fired a single shot, according to KCSO. No one was wounded. 

Marquez was booked on charges of burglary and resisting arrest. The business owner was not charged. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call KCSO at 661-861-3110. 

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