UPDATE (6/17): The suspect has been identified as Juan Ramirez III, 30 of Bakersfield, police said. He remains in custody at an area hospital.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police say officers shot and wounded a pursuit suspect Wednesday night in the area of South Union Avenue and Rexland Drive.
A spokesperson said officers tried to pull over a white Lexus in the area of Olive and Knudsen drives just after 9 p.m. The vehicle did not stop and officers pursued it. At one point during the pursuit, the suspect exited his vehicle and entered another vehicle being driven by an innocent bystander.
As he was attempting to forcibly take the bystander’s vehicle, an officer-involved shooting occurred, according to BPD. The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
No officers were wounded and a spokesperson said it appears only officers fired weapons in the incident.
A firearm belonging to the suspect was recovered at the scene, the department said. The vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Bakersfield.