CARSON (CBSLA.com) — U.S. Marshals shot at a fugitive who tried to run them over in Carson Wednesday, prompting a brief perimeter search.
The officer-involved shooting happened at about 10 a.m. in the area of 221st and Grace in Carson, U.S. Marshal spokeswoman Laura Vega said.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
The marshals were in the area looking for Keith Leon Smith, who is wanted for a supervised release violation and a probation violation, when they to stop Smith. The suspect allegedly tried to run over one of them, and one of the marshals opened fire.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
Smith then fled the area in his vehicle, Vega said.
It’s not known if the suspect was hit, Vega said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies assisted the marshals in setting up a perimeter to search the area.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
The suspect, who was only described as male and white, was last seen in a gray minivan, possibly a Toyota Sienna.