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      Police exchange gunfire in tense hours-long standoff

      BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A California Highway Patrol chase ended in southwest Bakersfield with an exchange of gunfire, a SWAT standoff and West High School being placed on lockdown.

      The school lockdown was lifted after 5 p.m., but the standoff in the area of Belle Terrace and McDonald Way remained until around 7 p.m.

      The CHP was pursuing a stolen car, police Sgt. Joe Grubbs said.

      Grubbs said a suspect abandoned the car and fired on officers, and at least one officer returned fire.

      The suspect, later named as 29-year-old Miguel Villanueva, was shot in the final confrontation with officers after he had been holed up in a garage for hours. Police said he was stable when transported to a hospital.

      No officers were injured in the incident.

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