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Man, woman arrested after Tehachapi shooting

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 13:40:29-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — A man and woman were arrested after another man was grazed in the head during a shooting in Tehachapi Saturday evening.

According to the Tehachapi Police Department, around 8:30 p.m. on April 27, officers received reports of a shooting in the 200 block of North Mill Street. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the top of his head.

Tehachapi PD says officers learned a vehicle occupied by a man and a woman entered the parking area, confronted two people, and fired three to four shots from a handgun at the two.

Tehachapi PD says the suspects were known by the victims and were able to obtain a description of the vehicle and the two suspects, as well as a possible destination.

Tehachapi PD says about 30 minutes later, officers from the California Highway Patrol Mojave Station located the vehicle and the two suspects at the Arco gas station in Mojave. The two were taken into custody and turned over to Tehachapi PD.

Tehachapi PD says the two suspects were identified as 27-year-old Eric Clark of Lancaster and 30-year-old Christina Guillory of Mojave. According to Tehachapi PD, Clark and Guillory were booked into the Kern County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, participation in a criminal street gang, and other related charges. Tehachapi PD says Clark was found to be on active parole for a previous assault on a person with a firearm.

Tehachapi PD says the man was treated for a grazing wound to his head and released from the hospital.

According to Tehachapi PD, the shooting was in response to an altercation that occurred earlier in the day at a local fast food restaurant.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tehachapi Police Department at 661-822-2222.