A man accused of firing shots at deputies during a Shafter standoff Saturday night pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon.
Shafter police followed a suspected shoplifter, John Wells, to a home on Atlantic Avenue Saturday night.
Authorities say Wells threatened an officer with a shotgun there.
KCSO says Wells opened fire in the direction of a SWAT team, leading to a brief shootout.
No one was hit and Wells was arrested five hours later.