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Ontario man arrested after brief standoff

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 18, 2010 12:24:43 AM PDT
An Ontario man carrying a rifle was arrested Sunday night after an officer-involved shooting and a brief standoff.Police responded to a shots fired call in the 500 block of West Vesta Street just after 10 p.m. When police arrived, the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Julio Ojeda, was seen in the driveway holding what appeared to be rifle.

Police said an officer feared for his life and fired at Ojeda. Ojeda was not hit and ran back into his home, with the rifle still in his hands.

SWAT was called out and after a short time, Ojeda was taken into police custody. A rifle was recovered inside the home. Police said there were no hostages involved.

The officer-involved shooting is under investigation. The officer, who is a five-and-a-half-year veteran of the police force, is not being identified.

Ojeda was booked for unlawful discharge of a firearm, discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner and drawing or exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a police officer.


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