Man arrested in homicide at Bakersfield lounge

Police tape remains up Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, after an overnight shooting near a lounge in south Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man's been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a someone last weekend at a Bakersfield lounge.

Terrance Wiley, 24, was arrested following a police chase soon after the shooting in the early morning hours of Jan. 6. Wiley was still in custody when he was also arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and gang participation.

Wiley is accused of shooting 52-year-old Bruce Hollis near the Westfair Lounge after police said Hollis shot another man, 41-year-old Charles Tomlin. Both Hollis and Tomlin died that night.

A description of a suspect vehicle was given to police. An officer spotted that vehicle, gave chase, and Wiley was apprehended. Police searched the car but didn't find a gun.

Wiley had been held since the weekend on suspicion of evading and being an unlicensed driver, and police didn't say what developed that allowed them to arrest him on suspicion of murder.

Police also didn't comment on the relationship between the three men or what might've sparked either shooting other than to say it started with a "physical altercation" outside the lounge between Tomlin and Hollis.

Anyone who can provide information helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective Shane Shaff at (661) 326-3861.

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