Ontario police shoot man suspected of concealing handgun in back of patrol car – San Bernardino Sun

A San Dimas man suspected of concealing a gun while in the back of a police officer’s squad car was shot by police in Ontario on Friday, March 10, after he opened fire, police said.

Around 3 p.m., 42-year-old Christopher Urena was acting erratically when officers responded to a disabled vehicle in the 500 block of West Holt Boulevard, east of San Antonio Avenue, according to the Ontario Police Department. Urena, who had an arrest warrant for domestic violence, was taken into custody and placed in the back of a patrol car.

Police failed to find a handgun concealed on the suspect, who they say began shooting at officers from inside the patrol car.

Officers returned fire on Urena and an hours-long standoff ensued after he barricaded himself inside the patrol car before surrendering, police said.

Urena received a non-life-threatening injury during the standoff and was treated at a hospital before he was booked on felony charges, including attempted murder of a police officer and felony possession of a firearm.

No officers or bystanders were injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711 or Detective Gregg Clinton at 909-408-1033.  Information can be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

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