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Shooting at Culichi Town restaurant leads to arrest

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The Bakersfield Police Department arrested Francisco Salas, 29, of Bakersfield, suspected on firing several shots into the Culichi Town restaurant on Sunday.

An altercation inside the restaurant occurred around 10:33 p.m., BPD said, and Salas is accused of firing the shots while he was leaving.

Based on suspect and vehicle description, BPD officers tried to stop a vehicle driven by Salas in the area of Planz Road and Benton Street. The vehicle failed to yield, BPD said, and led units on a pursuit down northbound Highway 99, concluding in a field southwest of Lerdo Highway and Highway 65.

Salas was booked and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading, among other charges.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

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