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Man arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon

Police arrest a man after he led them on a pursuit on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the area of Northrup Street in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly fired a gun at someone and led officers on a vehicle pursuit in east Bakersfield.

Officers heard gunshots in the area of Northrup Street and tried to stop a vehicle that was speeding out of the area.


The chase lasted until the suspect crashed his vehicle into a fence.

Inside of the car, officers found a loaded handgun.

After a short investigation, it was found the intended victim had not been hit by gunfire.

Hekima Perry, 41, has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and participation in a street gang.

No one was injured during the chase.

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