On Friday at about 11:30 p.m., deputies of the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to the 100 block of Norris Rd. regarding a report of several males fighting. As deputies were responding, a caller reported one of the suspects had fired a gun. When deputies arrived, they discovered evidence that a gun had been fired.

During the fight, a victim allegedly had been hit in the head with a cane by an individual identified as Robert Oviedo, a 43 year old, Bakersfield resident. Prior to deputies arriving, Oviedo fled into an apartment in the 100 block of Norris Rd. Deputies attempted to make contact with Oviedo but he would not respond.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, with the assistance of the Bakersfield Police Department SWAT Team, responded to the scene. A search warrant for the apartment and an arrest warrant for Oviedo were obtained.

After several hours, the Crisis Negotiation Team was able to establish communication with Oviedo. After speaking with Oviedo, he voluntarily exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident. Oviedo was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. At the time of this release, additional charges are being considered. Oviedo's bail has not yet been determined. The firearm in this incident is still outstanding.

-- Kern County Sheriff's Department