Officer-involved shooting near Camp Okihi leaves two people injured
Two taken to the hospital with moderate injuries
Last Updated: 273 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Around 8 p.m. Saturday, park rangers opened fire on two suspects near Camp Okihi.
According to Ray Pruitt, a spokesperson for the Kern County Sheriff's Department, park rangers found a stolen vehicle in the 13000 block of Round Mountain Road.
Rangers attempted to talk to the man and woman in the car when the driver reversed the car at one of the officers, Pruitt explained.
"At that point park rangers fired several rounds at the vehicle as it continued past him it continued in reverse and it began to make a u-turn type of turn and the other park rangers discharged their firearms at the vehicle", Pruitt said.
The suspects identified as 27-year-old William Volschow and 62-year-old Martha Martin were shot and treated at a local hospital after crashing the stolen car into a tree, officials say.
Both Volschow and Martin are under arrest for possession of a stolen vehicle, and Volschow is also under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.
The incident is under investigation by the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Robber/Homicide Unit.
The park rangers were uninjured, reports said but all three rangers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave.
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