One Injured Suspect In
Ontario Police Officers arrested a
suspect, Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:07 A.M. who had previously tried to run them down, while
fleeing in a stolen truck. The incident resulted in two separate officer
In the early morning, Ontario Police responded
to a commercial business in the 5100 block of East Shea Center Drive for a call
of a man trying to steal a Semi-Tractor Truck with no trailer. The suspect
rammed the gate several times and struck a security guard with the vehicle. The
security guard was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening
The Officers arrived as he fled the location in
the truck and a vehicle pursuit ensued. In the 5400 block of East Airport
Drive, the suspect pulled over and acted as though he was going to submit to
arrest. He then placed the truck in reverse and intentionally rammed an Ontario
Police vehicle, nearly striking two officers. He fled the scene and led
additional Ontario Police Officers on a pursuit that traveled through the City
of Fontana and eventually entered the State Route 60 Freeway. The suspect showed
no regard for public safety and drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of the
At two separate locations on the State Route 60 Freeway,
Ontario Officers attempted to stop him by discharging their firearms. The
suspect then drove up an embankment west of Pyrite Avenue and stopped at a gas
station where he submitted to arrest without further incident
The suspect is a 37-year-old male from Pomona.
His identity is being withheld pending an investigation by the Riverside County
Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested and transported to a local area hospital
for an apparent gunshot wound to his leg.
The suspect will be booked at West Valley
Detention Center on multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, attempt
murder of a police officer, grand theft auto, and felony evading.
Two Ontario Officers discharged their firearms.
The first is a Sergeant with 27 years of experience. The second is an Officer
with 14 years of experience. Both Officers will be placed on standard three
days paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.
The Ontario Police Department will be handling
the investigation into the stolen vehicle, the pursuit, and the assaults on the
security guards and the officers. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
will be investigating the Officer Involved Shooting as it occurred within their
This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information is asked
to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986- 6711 or Detective Robert
Marquez at 909-408-1777.
Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800)
78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.