BPD: Man arrested after firearm fired from vehicle in Downtown Bakersfield

BPD: No victims have been reported
Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 13:31:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said a man was arrested early Sunday after an officer on patrol saw him allegedly shoot a firearm from a moving vehicle in Downtown Bakersfield.

BPD said the incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. and the suspect was arrested in the 1300 block of Chester Avenue. BPD said no victims have been reported.

James Webster, 48, of Bakersfield was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, DUI and willful discharge of a firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call BPD at 661-327-7111.