A south Bakersfield business owner fired a single round at a burglar who broke into his establishment Thursday evening, according to sheriff's officials.
A deputy heard the gunshot and found and detained the suspected burglar, 48-year-old Peter Marquez, who had a mask covering his face.
Marquez had broken into a business in the 1800 block of South Chester Avenue shortly after 8 p.m., according to sheriff's officials. The owner was inside and fired a single round at Marquez.
The round was later located by deputies; no one was injured during the incident.
Marquez was arrested on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. No criminal charges are pending against the business owner, deputies said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 861-3110.