Bakersfield police officers were monitoring gang activity at the front of the Republic bar located at 1919 K Street on Saturday, July 5, around 1:45 a.m.
Officer Keegan Gavin of the Special Enforcement Unit observed 18-year-old Adolphus Newell, who Officer Gavin knew.
When Officer Gavin attempted to talk to Newell, he fled on foot and discarded a loaded 9mm firearm before eluding police in a large crowd that had gathered.
Around 2:45 a.m. officers went to Newell's residence in the 2700 block of Villalovos Court where they located and arrested Adolphus Newell.
When the officers were there, they came into contact with Adolphus Newell's mother, 33-year-old Zunknie Newell, who officers say obstructed their investigation and assaulted one of the investigating officers.
Zunknie Newell was arrested for assault on an officer and obstructing/delaying an investigation.
Adolphus Newell was arrested for resisting arrest, participating in a criminal street gang, possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed firearm in public, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a concealed stolen firearm and gang member in possession of a firearm.
Both were booked into the Kern County Jail.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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