Police: Alhambra officers fire shots as car charges toward them

ALHAMBRA — Police shot at and arrested a man early Friday after he drove a car toward police officers during a brawl in a parking structure, authorities said.
No one was injured in the incident, which took place just before 2 a.m. inside a parking structure at 80 S. First Street, Alhambra police Lt. Jennifer Wiese said.
Ulises Palacios, 27, of Garden Grove was jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon a police officer, according to police officials and sheriff’s booking records.
A second person, a male passenger of the 4-door sedan that charged at police officers, fled on foot and was not found, the lieutenant said.
After arriving at the scene of a reported fight in the parking structure, “officers saw several people fighting and others getting into vehicles,” Wiese said.
“Two combatants got into a vehicle and refused to obey officers’ orders to stop,” she said. “Instead, they proceeded to drive at the officers, endangering the officers’ safety. (Two) officers were forced to discharge their firearms at the suspect vehicle.”
Bullets struck the car, but not the two people inside, police said.
Palacios crashed his car into a wall of the parking structure and was arrested, while the passenger ran away.
Wiese said police are asking the passenger to turn himself in for questioning.
Palacios was taken to a hospital to be examined, because of the crash, and booked into jail, police said.
According to sheriff’s booking records, he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and was due for arraignment Wednesday in Alhambra Superior Court.

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