UPDATE: The Kern County Coroner has identified the siblings killed in Monday morning’s shooting as 34-year-old Louise Abraham and 20-year-old Carlos Abraham.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield Police are investigating a double homicide in central Bakersfield at the Santa Fe Apartments.
BPD said officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 600 block of South Union Avenue at 12:52 a.m. While en route, dispatch got a 911 call from someone requesting police.
When officers arrived, they found Louise and Carlos Abraham suffering from gunshot wounds. The two were pronounced dead at the scene.
Louise Abraham’s three children — ages 6, 8 and 10 — were present during the shooting but were not injured.
Officers arrested 39-year-old Moris Matauto Gilmete in the shooting on charges including two counts of murder.
BPD said an officer responding to the call spotted a vehicle driven by Gilmete leaving the scene.
Gilmete refused to stop, police said, and led the officer on a short chase that came to an end when the vehicle he drove hit another vehicle on eastbound Highway 178 at the Oswell Street off-ramp. Police took him into custody and found a gun inside the vehicle.
There is construction happening in the area but BPD said it appears the crash did not involve the construction.
Gilmete has several criminal convictions in Kern County including battery and violating a court order to prevent domestic violence, according to court records.