The driver of a stolen big rig led authorities on a chase from Ontario to Riverside — ramming an occupied patrol vehicle, which prompted police to open fire before the suspect abandoned the truck and ran into the dense vegetation of a riverbed, leading to a manhunt.
Ontario police initially approached the big rig near South Archibald Avenue and Mission Boulevard because it had no license plates, but the suspect behind the wheel refused to yield and drove off, an Ontario police spokesman told reporters.
The driver led police on a pursuit that went through Jurupa Valley then east on the 60 Freeway, where the driver took the Market Street exit in Riverside.
At least one officer opened fire on the suspect, but there were no reports of injuries.
The suspect jumped out of the truck and ran into the thick brush of the Santa Ana riverbed, prompting the large police search.