Police get shot at by unrelated suspect during stolen car chase

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Police reported to a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Haley Street and Eureka Street around 2 a.m. Sunday, when they were suddenly shot at by a reoccurring suspect. 

Officials were chasing the stolen car southbound on Haley when 22-year-old Walter Michael Kai Williams took out a shotgun and started firing at the passing patrol car. 

Police say he started yelling inappropriate comments at the them while he continued shooting. 

Other BPD officials noticed this and approached Williams in response. He dropped the gun and ran, but officials caught up and arrested him before he could get further. 

No one was hurt and police were not able to locate any bullet strikes. The suspect of the stolen vehicle was also confronted and arrested, but police did not link Williams to that crime.

Williams is a known gang member with a long criminal history and was on post-release community supervision when this incident took place.

He will be booked into the Kern County Jail for attempted murder, weapons charge, possession of stolen property, and participation in a criminal street gang. 

If you have any information on either of these incidents, BPD asks that you please contact them at (661) 327-7111.



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