Police: Man Who Fired At Officers With Altered AR-15 Arrested At End Of Pursuit

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man was taken in custody Tuesday after firing as many as 30 times at officers at the end of a pursuit that began with a report that the vehicle was involved in drive-by-type shooting last month, authorities said.

An officer flagged down by a person who said a white van was involved in a shooting led officers on a relatively brief pursuit, which ended near Van Buren Boulevard at Indiana Avenue in Riverside, Corona police said.

The man shot at officers up to 30 times with an AR-15 rifle altered like a pistol with a shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine, Riverside police said.

The man shot at officers from a window while driving during the pursuit, police said.

The pursuit ended when he crashed into a car and ran.

He was found hiding nearby.

A police vehicle was damaged, but no officers were reported injured.

The man will face charges of attempted murder of police officer and evading arrest.


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