INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they have arrested a man for firing shots at sheriff’s deputies on the Pomona (60) Freeway.
The man, whose name was not released, fired at deputies in a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol car as both vehicles were traveling west on the freeway around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s Sgt. N. Gutierrez said.READ MORE: LA County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Quadruple In One Month
The suspect’s vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, was believed to have been in front of the sheriff’s vehicle when the shots were fired, Gutierrez said.
It’s not known how many shots were fired, or if the vehicle was struck.READ MORE: Travelers Stranded At LAX After Spirit Airlines Flights Are Canceled
The suspect fled the scene, but his truck was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in a transition lane from the southbound San Gabriel (605) Freeway to the Artesia (91) Freeway shortly after the shooting, Gutierrez said.
All westbound lanes of the freeway were shut down between Nogales Street and Azusa Avenue during the investigation.MORE NEWS: Simone Biles Wins Bronze In Balance Beam After Withdrawing From Other Tokyo Olympics Events
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