Residents recall standoff, examine gunfire damage

Residents recall standoff, examine gunfire damage »Play Video
A bullet hole is seen in the window of a home of a woman who lives off McDonald Way the day after a man engaged officers in a shootout in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Miguel Villanueva held a standoff with police officers for four hours on Friday. 

Villanueva, 29, allegedly began firing at the officers from a balcony of an apartment in southwest Bakersfield before making his way down into the garage, where he stayed until he was arrested.

Darra West, whose home is directly across from where the standoff took place, witnessed Villanuaeva firing at the officers from the balcony.

"I seen the top of his head, head was black, kept picking head up and down," described West.

West and her twin 7-year-old niece and nephew were evacuated from their home. Upon returning, West said she found that a pair of stray bullets had entered her home through the front. One of these bullets was lodged into the living room wall.

"I took a fork and got the bullet out," said West.

After the standoff, SWAT made its way into the garage and shot Villanueva multiple times. No officers or bystanders were injured.

Nearby West High School was put on lockdown until the situation was under control.

Villanueva was then transported to Kern Medical Center. According to authorities, Villanueva is an ex-felon who now faces numerous charges, including attempted murder on a police officer.