By CBSLA Staff

ONTARIO (CBSLA) – A pursuit came to a violent end early Tuesday morning in Ontario after a driver was shot and killed by officers after ramming his car into several police cruisers.

Feb. 23, 2021. (CBSLA)

The incident began at 11:55 p.m. Monday when Ontario police officers attempted to pull over a car for a traffic violation.

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The car refused to stop, leading to a chase, Emily Hernandez, a police spokesperson, told CBSLA in email.

At some point during the pursuit, the driver rammed into three patrol cars on Beverly Court, just north of 6th Street.

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This prompted officers to open fire on him, Hernandez said. He died at the scene. He was not identified.

A female passenger in the car was not hurt. She was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant, Hernandez disclosed. No officers were injured either.

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It’s unclear exactly why police initially tried to stop the car.