Police arrest 2 men, recover loaded gun in East Bakersfield

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Bakersfield police arrested two men and recovered a loaded gun after police say they tried to avoid arrest in East Bakersfield on Sunday night.

Police said officers tried to pull over a vehicle at the intersection of Potomac Avenue and South King Street on Sunday at around 8:30 p.m.

According to police the driver, identified as 25-year-old Brian Wright, didn’t immediately stop but eventually stopped in the 9800 block of South Baker Street.

Police said officers found loaded gun that was tossed from the vehicle.

Officers arrested Wright and a 25-year-old passenger identified as Nathaniel Jones III for firearms violations, gang participation and conspiracy.

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