RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A chase involving a stolen big rig ended with a police shooting in Riverside, and authorities called off the search for the suspect after combing through a riverbed for hours Monday morning.
The pursuit started shortly after midnight at Archibald Avenue and Mission Boulevard in Ontario when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a big rig without license plates, according to the city's police department.
The driver did not stop and led officers on a chase across county lines into Riverside.
Eventually, the suspect drove into a bike path at Market and Rivera streets, where police say he put the large vehicle in reverse and rammed at least one patrol car. That prompted officers to open fire, but nobody was hit.
"It stemmed from the suspect intentionally ramming the officer's police unit, disabling his unit and basically leaving him nowhere to go - trapping him," said Ontario Officer Ermes Maqueira.
The suspect then ran into a nearby river bed, where officers searched for him hours later. Despite the search involving a bloodhound, the suspect was not located and remains outstanding.