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Shootout during alleged attempted burglary in central Bakersfield, 2 injured

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Two men are in the hospital after a shoot-out, police say happened during an attempted burglary in central Bakersfield Thursday night.

According to Bakersfield police, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at around 7:04 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 2300 block Pine Street regarding reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot injury.

Police said the investigation found that the man arrived home and saw an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway and several unknown men running out from his home towards the parked vehicle.

One of the men had a gun and began firing at the victim while he was inside his car, according to police.

The victim, a licensed concealed carry permit holder possessing a gun, returned fire.

Police said during the exchange of gunfire, the victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury.

The suspects were able to drive away in the suspect vehicle.

Bakersfield Police Department detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Police said 43-year-old Melvin Carter of Palmdale, was identified as one of the suspects after arriving at a hospital with a gunshot injury sustained during the shoot-out with the victim.

Carter is in serious but stable condition.

Police said pursuant to the investigation, 36-year-old Frederick Minnoy III of Bakersfield was taken into custody for his role in the attempted burglary and shooting. Minnoy was transported and booked into the Kern County Jail for attempted murder, conspiracy, and attempted residential burglary.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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