Officials: Gang member accused of shooting at deputies in Pico Rivera

PICO RIVERA — A Pico Rivera man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly shooting at deputies.
A police dog sniffed out the suspect and bit him. Deputies also recovered a gun.
Lt. Andrew Meyer of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station said deputies patrolling the area saw a man with a handgun about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 4600 block of Pine Street.
When they tried to detain the gunman, Meyer said the man ran and fired three rounds at the deputies.
Deputies closed off the area, called for a K-9 unit and searched for the suspect.
Meyer said a police dog located the suspect and deputies also found a .38-caliber revolver.
Cesar Romero, 20, of Pico Rivera was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting a firearm in a negligent manner and for three gun possession charges, according to Meyer. He said Romero is a known gang member.
Sheriff’s booking records show Romero is being held without bail at the Pico Rivera station. He has a Friday arraignment at Whittier Superior Court.

– Ruby Gonzales

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