2 Bakersfield men arrested on attempted murder charges

2 accused of shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police have arrested two men who were wanted in connection with a New Year's day shooting that left two people injured.

On Jan. 1, 2014 at about 1 a.m., Bakersfield police officers were sent to Southern Hospitality, 3510 Wible Rd., regarding a shooting that had just occurred. 

Officers said a vehicle was seen fleeing the business blacked out and at a high rate of speed. 

Officers said they pursued the vehicle north on Wible Rd to Wilson Rd where the driver lost control and collided with the center divider. 

Officers discovered a passenger, Timothy Langston, 28, of Bakersfield, who was in the vehicle was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the shoulder.  Langston was taken to Kern Medical Center via ambulance for treatment.  Langston’s injury was listed as non-life threatening. 

Officers said that inside the business they found a firearm to the rear of the business. 

A second victim, Darryl Ford, 28, of Bakersfield, arrived at Mercy Hospital by private means and was found suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower leg.  Ford’s injury was listed as non-life threatening. 

On Friday Bakersfield police officers identified Tavon Roberts, 35, and Gary Pierson, 32, as the suspects involved in the shooting at 3510 Wible Rd. 
 
Officers said the found Roberts and Pierson at Lowell Park on January 3, 2014 around 6 p.m. and found Pierson in possession of a handgun. 
 
Roberts and Pierson were arrested on charges of attempted murder and various gang and weapons charges.   
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