At least two people are in custody after allegedly leading Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Bakersfield Police Department on a pursuit through East Bakersfield Tuesday morning.
The pursuit started around 9:30 a.m., when a KCSO deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at Baker and Pacific streets. The suspect vehicle was reportedly stolen, according to Sgt. Brian Santiago.
The suspect vehicle refused to stop and led police on a short pursuit through East Bakersfield.
During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit at least two vehicles, according to KCSO. One of the suspects allegedly threw a knife out the window at Kentucky and Descanso streets, Sgt. Santiago said.
The suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop on Oswell Street and Brundage Lane where suspects attempted to discard a gun. Deputies recovered the sawed-off shotgun that may have accidentally discharged when the suspects hit one of the vehicles during the pursuit, Sgt. Santiago said.
No injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit.
The suspects, who have not been identified, were taken into custody on charges including felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon, gun charges and a charge related to attempting to hit a deputy during the pursuit, Santiago said.