Whittier Police arrested a teenager who shot at a police officer trying to stop him late Friday, officials said.
The suspect, described Saturday only as a teenage boy, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer following the 11 p.m. incident at Santa Fe Springs Road and Nogal Avenue, Whittier police Lt. Bryan Ellis said. The juvenile suspect’s exact age and city of residence were not available.
The boy was walking when an officer approached and tried to stop him, Whittier police officials said in a written statement
“As the Officer drove towards the person,he suddenly turned, firing several rounds at the officer’s patrol car,” according to the statement. The patrol car sustained minor damage, but the officer was unhurt.
Broadcasts from the officer under fire helped lead to the arrest of the boy, police said.
No further details were available.
– Jason Henry and Brian Day