NORCO (CBSLA.com) – A man was shot and killed by Corona police in the Norco area following a pursuit Saturday morning.
A second man was arrested and taken into custody.
The shooting occurred at 2:09 a.m. after officers responded to a 911 call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon at a strip club in the 1600 block of East 6th Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities said the two men were considered suspects in the assault of a victim in the strip club’s parking lot.
Officers arrived to find a suspect vehicle with two men fleeing the scene. A chase ensued through the city of Corona.
As the car entered Norco, the driver lost control at West Parkridge Avenue and 1st Street and crashed, the sheriff’s department said. The two suspects then jumped out of the car. One ran, while the second produced a handgun.
The suspect that pulled out the gun was shot and killed by Corona police officers. The second suspect was caught and arrested nearby.
No officers were hurt in the incident. The names of the two suspects were not released.
The sheriff’s department is leading the investigation. The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
Officials told CBS 2’s Jeff Nguyen a gun was recovered at the scene.
Nguyen also spoke to neighbors who heard the shooting.
Luis Cali and his family were in bed when their sleep was interrupted by a series of gunshots.
“This is kind of crazy,” said Cali, “you don’t expect this to happen.”
The car crashed directly across the street from Jonathan Hames’ home.
“It was really scary at first,” he says, “because I just saw a bunch of lights. That’s what I work up to.”