MOJAVE, Calif. — Two people were arrested after they attempted to rob a convenience store in Mojave early Friday morning.
According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, a man entered the Fastrip in the 2300 block of Hwy 58 just after midnight and attempted to rob the store at gunpoint.
"The victim struggled with the suspect for the handgun the suspect was using and a shot went off, but no one was hit. The suspect fled in a gold-colored vehicle southbound on Hwy 14 with an additional occupant."
Shortly after, a KCSO deputy with help from the California Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle which was traveling on Hwy 14, approximately 5 miles south of Mojave. The two occupants of the vehicle, passenger 22-year-old Vincent Owens and driver 19-year-old Brooklyn Fowler, were arrested.
A search of the vehicle produced a handgun and the victim's property. he handgun was later determined to have been stolen out of California City.
At one point, Owens attempted to punch the arresting deputy and had to be restrained.
Owens was booked for multiple felony charges including robbery, felon in possession of a handgun, resisting arrest, and a felony no-bail warrant. Fowler was arrested for conspiracy, being an accessory, and possession of a controlled substance.