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ShotSpotter activation leads to arrest of East Bakersfield man on weapons charges

Posted at 11:28 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 16:54:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield man is under arrest following a ShotSpotter activation early Friday morning.

ShotSpotter is a new technology that "listens for impulsive sounds characteristic of gunfire" and then sends an alert to law enforcement.

The Bakersfield Police Department was initially notified of a ShotSpotter activation that recorded 10 rounds of automatic gunfire on South Kern Street at 3:20 a.m. Friday morning. Several casings were located in the street, but no victims were found.

A 9 mm Glock with a high capacity magazine was recovered during a search of a home on East 9th Street Friday. The gun had an adapter that allowed it to fire as a fully automatic firearm.

Liodam Gonzalez, 27, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an automatic weapon, gang participation and several other related violations. He was booked into the Central Receiving Facility Friday morning.