Shootout in South Los Angeles involved Ontario Police; no injuries reported and suspect in custody

Officers from the Ontario Police Department were involved in a shootout in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, May 4, while attempting to apprehend a  homicide suspect wearing body armor, police said. No injuries were reported.

Ontario officers were in the area of Main and 66th streets conducting surveillance when they attempted to detain the suspect. The suspect then allegedly fired at the officers with a rifle, which led to officers returning fire, police said.

The suspect then fled on foot before he was arrested by responding officers with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Neither the suspect nor officers were injured in the shooting, police said.

A handgun and a rifle that were in the suspect’s possession were recovered, police said.

Citing the ongoing investigation,  Ontario Police Cpl. Emily Hernandez said the department was not releasing the identity of the suspect or disclosing which homicide he is suspected in.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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