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.
The incident began at 11:55 p.m. Monday when Ontario police officers attempted to pull over a car for a traffic violation.READ MORE: At Least 15 People Killed After SUV, Big-Rig Collide In Imperial County
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.READ MORE: Publication Ceases For 6 Dr. Seuss Books Due To 'Hurtful, Wrong' Portrayals Of Minorities
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.MORE NEWS: Disneyland’s COVID Vaccine Site To Temporarily Close To Install Drive-Thru Access
It’s unclear exactly why police initially tried to stop the car.