3 arrested in Mohawk St. gun store standoff

Posted at 4:42 AM, Apr 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 17:16:08-04

KCSO officials have arrested 3 armed suspects in connection to the standoff at the Second Amendment Sports on Mohawk St. and Rosedale Highway on Sunday.

According to KCSO, they responded to a burglary alarm at Second Amendment at around 3:30 this morning. The first suspect, 18-year-old Felipe Rodriguez, was detained by a K-9 unit after attempting to flee.

An unnamed minor fell through the ceiling, resulting in his arrest. 

The third suspect, 19-year-old Jonathan Eddington, came out after KCSO SWAT officers deployed tear gas inside the building. The standoff lasted nearly five hours.

The Kern County Sheriffs Department handled the situation with assistance from the Bakersfield Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.

The suspects were reportedly seen loading firearms while inside the store.

After being closed for roughly five hours, Mohawk St. and Rosedale Highway are now open in all directions.

Eddington and Rodriguez were booked into the Central Receiving Facility on numerous charges, including burglary, possession of stolen property, and participation in a criminal street gang.

The juvenile suspect was transported to the Juvenile Hall. At this time there are no suspects outstanding and all the stolen property has been recovered.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.