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RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man was taken in custody Tuesday after firing as many as 30 times at officers at the end of a pursuit that began with a report that the vehicle was involved in drive-by-type shooting last month, authorities said.

An officer flagged down by a person who said a white van was involved in a shooting led officers on a relatively brief pursuit, which ended near Van Buren Boulevard at Indiana Avenue in Riverside, Corona police said.

The man shot at officers up to 30 times with an AR-15 rifle altered like a pistol with a shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine, Riverside police said.

The man shot at officers from a window while driving during the pursuit, police said.

The pursuit ended when he crashed into a car and ran.

He was found hiding nearby.

A police vehicle was damaged, but no officers were reported injured.

The man will face charges of attempted murder of police officer and evading arrest.

Comments (7)
  1. Mikey says:

    “shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine”, what exactly does that mean?

    The 30 round magazine had a short barrel and stock ?

  2. Minnie says:

    I think it means the editor was baked by Prop 64.

  3. Steve Getz says:

    “The” man was charged…can you possibly be any more vague…or is it because you’re trying to be PC?

  4. Bill P says:

    “…a shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine”

    Do they teach ‘journalists’ to write anymore?

    I understand what the author was ‘trying’ to say, but that sentence was a tortured mess.

  5. Geoff says:

    Very confusing. IF a shortened stock AND short barrel, then it a Short Barrel Rifle.
    If it had a Buffer Tube and SIG Brace or a ShockWave Blade (which they could have confused as a short stock) THEN it is an AR Pistol.
    Being Kommiefornistan, it was probably illegal anyway, no matter what it is.

  6. “…”an AR-15 rifle altered like a pistol with a shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine, Riverside police said.”
    And a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time.

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