Man, 24, arrested in firebomb attack on Bakersfield home
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest Bakersfield home late Tuesday night.
The improvised bomb was lit, but it extinguished when it hit the window screen. A second Molotov cocktail was thrown at the home on the 6200 block of Landfair Drive but also didn't explode.
Two other Molotov cocktails were found on the front lawn of the home, police said.
Two adults and four children were home at the time, according to police. No one was injured.
Investigators are blaming domestic violence for the firebomb attack.
Marco Gutierrez was arrested about three hours later at a bar on the 1900 block of Union Avenue, police said. A second suspect has yet to be identified.
Police said Gutierrez might have also been involved in a shooting into an inhabited dwelling in the 700 block of Park Drive. That incident, also overnight, is being investigated by the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
For now, Gutierrez is being held on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of an incendiary device, attempted arson and conspiracy.