Bakersfield man arrested after threatening police with a gun

Bakersfield Police Department car
Posted at 9:52 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:53:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield man was arrested on Thursday after he threatened police officers with a shotgun.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers were sent to the 4600 block of Ambrister Drive after receiving reports of an intoxicated man pointing a gun at a neighbor and "yelling gang affiliation references."

When officers arrived, 29-year-old Bryan Romo pointed a shotgun at officers, screamed gang affiliation references at them, and then walked back into a residence. After about an hour, Romo exited the residence but refused to comply with commands from the officers. He was eventually taken into custody with the help of a police K-9 officer.

Romo suffered a minor injury during the arrest and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was later arrested for aggravated assault, brandishing a weapon, and resisting arrest.