UPDATE: Woman, teen arrested after leading police on pursuit through Bakersfield

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UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department has identified one of the suspects as 25-year-old Chanelle Akines. The other suspect was a 16-year-old girl, according to the department.

BPD said during the pursuit, a loaded firearm was discarded from the vehicle. The pursuit ended after the vehicle struck a rock in the median at Stockdale Highway and Village Lane. Akines and the juvenile were arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, gang participation and conspiracy.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two people were arrested on Sunday night after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit. 

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 9:15 p.m., an officer saw shots being fired from a vehicle in the area of T Street east of Lowell Park in central Bakersfield. When the officer attempted to pull the car over, the driver refused to stop and led police on a chase.

The department said the pursuit eventually ended in southwest Bakersfield in the area of Stockdale Highway and Village Lane, near In-N-Out Burger. BPD said a woman got out of the vehicle and ran away while the other person stayed inside the vehicle. 

The department said the woman who ran was eventually found and both suspects were taken into custody. BPD has not yet released the names of the suspects. 

This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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