A 24-year-old man fired at deputies with a shotgun late Tuesday as he led them on a chase in south Bakersfield, according to sheriff's officials.
Deputies tried to stop a green Nissan Altima at the intersection of South Chester and Ming avenues at about 11:15 p.m., but its driver, later identified as Carlos Gomez, instead fled and fired multiple rounds at pursuing deputies as he drove, sheriff's officials said.
Gomez abandoned the vehicle in the area of Gary Place and Burchfield Avenue. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, sheriff's officials said. Deputies searched the area and found a short-barreled shotgun and several rounds of shotgun ammunition.
The deputy who drove the patrol vehicle suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.
Gomez was arrested on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, evading a peace officer, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon and participation in a criminal street gang.