Police arrest two men involved in FoodMaxx shooting

Officers found an abandoned vehicle near the site

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A shot fired during a fight at a FoodMaxx located at the 6300 block of White Lane ended up with two men being arrested.

At about 1:52 a.m., police were sent to check out the site after receiving calls about a fight that involved shots being fired. While on the way, officers were told about an injury collision and about more shots being fired at White Lane and Wilson Road.

Officers then found an abandoned wrecked vehicle.

Police then found the suspect, Julio Chavez, 33, who was involved in the shooting and who police say is also the owner of the suspect vehicle. Police also said Chavez fled the scene in his vehicle and fired more shots at the victims, who were following him. 

Chavez then lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree at White Lane and Wilson Road. He was later picked and drove away by a man who police say is an accomplice - 24-year-old Jessie Meraz. 

Both men were arrested shortly after by BPD. 

Chavez is charged with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Meraz is charged with assisting Chavez.

No one was injured during the incident, but BPD is asking for the community's help in this investigation. 

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