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Officials arrest three for firearm and gang related charges in Southeast Bakersfield

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 18:17:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials arrested three people for firearm and gang related charges in Southeast Bakersfield Friday evening.

According to a Bakersfield Police Department press release, a vehicle led authorities on a pursuit near Planz and Wible roads at about 6:03 p.m. Friday night.

During the pursuit a 17-year-old juvenile fled from the vehicle with a handgun, before discarding it. BPD units along with Kern County probation officers arrested the juvenile moments after without incident, according to the release.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 21-year-old Kristopher Brown pulled over and was taken into custody along with a 17-year-old passenger.

All three suspects were booked for various firearm and gang participation charges.