Bakersfield Police officers has arrested one suspect and another suspect is still on the run in a shooting that occurred on Mt. Vernon Ave. early Sunday morning.
BPD officials said at around 2:00 a.m., they responded to a report of a shooting at the AMPM located in the 2600 block of Mount Vernon Avenue.
Upon arrival, BPD officers found a man inside the store suffering from a gunshot wound.
BPD officials said their investigation revealed the victim was attempting to detain a theft suspect when he was shot by a second suspect.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The two suspects were described as two Hispanic males in their 20’s and fled in a grey vehicle.
Officials said at around 3:42 a.m., officers located a vehicle in the 800 block of Jeffery Street that matched the description of the suspect vehicle.
A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver, 22-year-old Jose Tirado was identified as the suspect who had shot the victim earlier in the evening.
Officers arrested Tirado and was later booked at the Kern County Jail for charges that included attempted murder, robbery, gang related charges and DUI.
The second suspect in this investigation is still outstanding.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.