Man taken into custody following alleged home disturbance

BAKERSFILED, Calif. (KGET) — Two children are safe and a man was taken into custody after Kern County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance that prompted a heavy response.

KCSO deputies were called to the area of ​​Quantico Avenue and Paula Street at around 8:30 pm for a domestic disturbance. A KCSO spokesperson said a man and two children were at a home on Quantico Avenue and deputies were calling for him to come out.

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Officials said the man went into a shed on the property with his two children and heard what sounded like gunfire believing the man fired at deputies. No gunshots were fired deputies later confirmed.

The children were able to escape and deputies took 29-year-old Jose Mendez into custody. Officials tell 17 News, Mendez was arrested and will be booked for child endangerment and a violation of a court order.

Neither of the children or deputies were injured in the incident.

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