Suspect arrested after chase from Mojave to Bakersfield

Suspect arrested after chase from Mojave to Bakersfield

The pursuit started after a shooting in Mojave.
A high speed chase that began in Mojave after a shooting, ended more than 60 miles away in east Bakersfield.

According to the Sheriff's Department, the shooting happened at the Motel 6 in Mojave just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was shot in the stomach and taken to Antelope Valley Hospital.

The suspect led deputies on a high speed chase from Mojave, on Highway 58 and eventually onto the streets of east Bakersfield.

At times, the black Ford Mustang was clocked at speeds up to 120 miles per hour.

"The suspect vehicle was traveling at a a high rate of speed, 100 to 120 mph. He started getting closer to the Bakersfield area. At one point, we called off the pursuit due to the dangers associated," said Ray Pruitt, Sheriff's Department.

The suspect pulled off Highway 58 at Oswell Street and led police south of California Avenue. He finally pulled over at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and De Wolfe Street.

There was a small scuffle between deputies and the suspect, but they were able to apprehend him.
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