UPDATED: BPD identifies man arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

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UPDATE: BPD has identified the suspect in yesterday’s shooting as 22-year-old Giovanni Perez.

The department said officers conducted a search warrant at a residence on Wheat Grass Avenue and found several unregistered firearms. Perez was arrested for the shooting as well as for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, gang participation and other offenses.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested on Sunday night for assault with a deadly weapon. 

The Bakersfield Police Department said just before 11 p.m., officers were sent to Wheat Grass Avenue near Ridgeview High School after receiving reports of shots fired in the area. The man was arrested for allegedly threatening two people with a gun. 

No injuries were reported, according to the department. It is unclear at this time whether officers found evidence of shots being fired in the area.

This article will be updated once more information is available.

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