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Armed suspect fatally shot by Ontario police

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An armed man who tried to flee police from an Ontario apartment complex was gunned down and killed by officers.Ontario police received a call about a man with a gun at an apartment complex at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Authorities said the man had just recently broken up with his girlfriend, who lives in the building.

Shortly after police arrived on scene, the suspect tried to take off from the rear garage, but his car was blocked by a police armored vehicle.

During the struggle, shots were fired by two officers. Police found that the suspect was wearing an armored vest. He was hit but still alive.

The suspect was taken to San Antonio Community Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police found an automatic handgun in the vehicle. The suspect's former girlfriend was unharmed during the incident.

A nearby school was temporarily on lockdown.