Police sent out to break up a gang fight on Monday evening arrested four men, including one who ran from officers and had to be shot with a stun gun, officials said.
Alejandro Puga, 19, was found hiding in a backyard at the Amberwood Apartments. He refused to follow police orders and tried to run away. Officers stunned him, but he continued to resist until being taken into custody, according to a news release.
It all started at 5:30 p.m. when authorities got word of a large fight near the intersection of Davis Street and 11th Avenue. Witnesses said several men, including one armed with a golf club, were involved in a brawl. Before police arrived, the fighters departed in three separate vehicles: A grey Honda Civic, a white Lincoln Navigator and a black Hyundai, police said.
Officers followed the cars to Roosevelt School. As they pulled in, the driver of the Civic fled. Police caught up with the vehicle a second time at 11th Avenue and Hanford-Armona Road.
That time, the car came to a halt and the right-front passenger, Puga, bolted. He hopped a fence and disappeared toward the Amberwood Apartments.
Meanwhile, the officers ordered the remaining people out of the car at gunpoint. The suspects included 19-year-old Adrian Barrera and Kevin Barrera, 18, both of Farmersville, and Adrian Perales, 19, of Hanford.
Police placed the three suspects in custody and went looking for Puga, who was arrested after a short scuffle.
All four were booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang. Puga is also accused of vandalism, felony vandalism, resisting an officer, violating the terms of his probation and various drug charges. He remains in custody on $65,000 bail. Both Barreras are being held on $50,000 bail, according to jail records, and Perales is also accused of brandishing a replica firearm. His bail was set at $55,000.
All four suspects remained in custody Wednesday.