CHP identifies suspects arrested in connection to Hwy. 58 shooting

Posted at 8:57 AM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 15:43:14-04

UPDATE (12:41 PM): The California Highway Patrol identified the three suspects arrested in connection to the May 5th deadly shooting on eastbound Hwy. 58, east of Union Avenue.

Taeviyon Jamil Wandick, 22, of Bakersfield; Denell Martray King, 23, of Bakersfield; and Christopher Thompson, 19, of Bakersfield; were arrested on suspicion of multiple felony charges, including first-degree murder and assault with a firearm.

CHP said Wandick was arrested before 7 p.m. May 7th in the 2000 block of Larcus Avenue in Bakersfield with help from the Bakersfield Police Department's SWAT team.

CHP said King was arrested before 7:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kentucky Street in Bakersfield with help from the BPD's SWAT team.

Thompson was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. May 9th by BPD on suspicion of a no-bail warrant in the 4300 block of Parkwood Court in Bakersfield, said CHP.

“The CHP takes incidents of highway violence seriously and actively investigates each one with the goal of arresting those responsible,” said Bakersfield Area CHP Commander Capt. Vince Pagano. “We are thankful for the work of our investigators and the members of the Bakersfield Police Department that led to these arrests.”

The California Highway Patrol said on Tuesday two people have been arrested and a third suspect was detained in connection to last week's deadly shooting on eastbound Hwy. 58, east of Union Avenue.

CHP said officers received reports of a single vehicle crash shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

Officers found the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, with a gunshot wound, said CHP.

CHP said the suspect's vehicle is described as a silver or tan compact sedan last seen driving east on Hwy. 58 and exiting on MLK Boulevard. CHP said there is no positive identification of the suspect or suspects.

The person was declared dead at the scene. CHP said all eastbound lanes of Hwy. 58 between Hwy. 99 and MLK Boulevard were closed for about six hours.