Ontario Police Shoot Pursuit Suspect

An Ontario Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop near Mission Boulevard and Magnolia Ave around 7:30pm Friday night. The suspect fled as police chased him, driving through the cities of Montclair and Pomona. The suspect crashed into another vehicle at the corner Kadota and Ninth street on the border of Montclair and Pomona.

Police say the driver fled from the vehicle armed with a handgun. As police deployed a K9 to apprehend the suspect an officer-involved shooting occurred. Police say life-saving measures were performed but the suspect succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was identified as 39-year old Miguel Angel Rodriguez. The suspect’s handgun has been recovered from the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries.

A passenger from the suspect vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. It is still unclear why the suspect fled from police. A catalytic converter could be seen in the trunk of the suspect vehicle as police gathered evidence.