An alleged carjacker’s standoff with police ended when the suspect was shot after refusing to drop his gun.
The attempted carjacking took place just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 in Corona when the suspect, 46, approached an elderly man sitting inside a 1992 Oldsmobile and hit the victim with his gun, police said.
After witnesses came to the aid of the victim, the suspect fled.
Plain-clothed officers spotted the suspect after a description was transmitted over the radio.
A brief chase led to a driveway on 46th Avenue in Corona. After the cops ordered the 46-year-old to drop his weapon, one officer fired a shot, hitting the suspect in the stomach.
He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is in stable condition.
A BB gun powered by a CO2 cartridge and painted black was recovered at the scene. Investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending.