UPDATE: Police arrest murder suspect following South Bakersfield standoff


A standoff in South Bakersfield Monday night led to the arrest of a man wanted in a March drive-by shooting that left a man dead and two others wounded.

Police arrested 22-year-old Trevon Foreman following a standoff at a home in the 2100 block of Belvedere Avenue. Foreman was wanted as a suspect in a shooting on East 10th Street on the afternoon of March 9. That shooting left 26-year-old Ruben Antonio Garcia dead and two others wounded.

Police and SWAT teams learned Foreman was at the home and went to look for him, but Foreman barricaded himself inside with other family members. 

Family members were eventually let out of the home and Foreman eventually surrendered and was arrested, police said.

Foreman had a warrant for his arrest on charges of murder, conspiracy, and participation in a criminal street gang.

Another man, Anthony Gage, was arrested following the March shooting two days later. Gage is currently awaiting trial.

Foreman had previously eluded police searching for him. In March, police believed they had tracked Foreman down to an apartment building in Southeast Bakersfield near Cottonwood Road. Police came up empty, however, following a standoff that lasted over 12 hours.

Since 2000, more than a thousand local people have been shot, beaten or strangled to death. KGET is now tracking these crimes, creating a database of local crime and punishment and offering resources for families of victims. For more on the KGET Homicide Tracker, click here.

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