Carjacking suspects arrested after shooting driver, firing at officers in Chino, officials say

CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Three carjacking suspects were arrested after allegedly shooting a man to steal his car and then firing at officers who chased after them in Chino, authorities said.

The incident began at Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Regional Park in Fontana.

A 23-year-old man had fallen asleep in his car in the park's parking lot. Around 2:30 a.m., the suspects approached the car, shot the driver twice and stole the vehicle, Fontana police say.

The victim underwent surgery at a local hospital, where he was in critical condition but expected to survive.

Fontana put out an alert for the stolen car.

Around 5 a.m., Chino police spotted the vehicle in the area of the 14000 block of Oaks Avenue.

"One of the suspects fired on the officer, striking the officer's vehicle," a Chino police statement said, adding that the officer was unharmed and did not return fire.

Officers and deputies from multiple agencies responded after a short pursuit ended nearby at the intersection of Schaefer and Oaks avenues, according to police.

The suspects fled on foot and one of them was quickly apprehended.

A second suspect was found suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

The third individual, considered armed and dangerous, was taken into custody after police established a perimeter in the area and conducted a search.

The identities of the suspects in custody were not immediately released.

Initial reports that a police officer had opened fire were unfounded, authorities said.
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