It all started when the deputy tried to make a traffic stop at about 10:25 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of a white Toyota pickup truck did not pull over. Instead, he led the deputy in a lengthy high-speed chase. The pursuit involved several twists and turns, including a dangerous spin-out at Azusa Avenue.
At some point during the chase, investigators say the suspect fired his weapon at the deputy pursuing him. The deputy was not struck by gunfire, and it remains unclear if his cruiser was struck.
He was finally apprehended at the intersection of the 605 and 91 freeways. The suspect, whose identity was withheld, faces several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.
The on and off ramps for Azusa and Nogales avenues were closed down until about 6 a.m. Thursday due to police activity.