Tehachapi — Police arrested a 28-year-old Tehachapi man at his home after he allegedly fired shots into a crowd of partygoers.
Donald Earl Barker was taken into custody at around 7 a.m. on June 6, by Tehachapi police at his home on Carroll Way after officers responded to a report of shots fired at an inhabited dwelling and assault with a deadly weapon on East “H” Street in downtown Tehachapi earlier in the morning.
According to police Chief Jeff Kermode, “multiple people were present and fleeing the scene via foot and vehicle when the call came in.”
The incident occurred at around 1 a.m., and apparently resulted from a dispute at the party.
No injuries or property damage were reported.
Barker who was currently free on supervised release as a result of California prison realignment, was booked into a Kern County Jail on $105,000 bail for charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, assault with a firearm, exhibiting a weapon and illegal discharge of a firearm.
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