INDUSTRY — California Highway Patrol officers shot and wounded at least one suspect late Tuesday after a police pursuit that began in Banning, authorities said.
The officer-involved shooting was reported about 7:20 p.m. at Workman Mill Road and Crossroads Parkway North, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck said in a written statement.
CHP officers had chased a stolen car containing three from Banning to Industry when the vehicle came to a stop, Deputy Benjamin Grubb said.
“The driver suddenly exited and ran from the car, but was detained nearby,” Grubb said. “A front passenger exited the vehicle brandishing a pistol. Fearing for their safety, four officers fired at the suspect, striking him.”
A rear passenger in the vehicle also suffered “unknown injuries” in the incident, Grubb said.
Both injured suspects were hospitalized, while the driver was arrested, officials said. The gun allegedly brandished by one of the suspects was recovered from the scene.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is helping the CHP investigate the incident.