A 37-year-old man from Pomona who allegedly stole a semitractor-trailer, rammed a security guard with it and then led police on a pursuit, was shot in the leg and apprehended by officers Monday, a police sergeant said.

The suspect’s name was being withheld pending an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department into the two officer-involved shootings associated with the incident, said Sgt. Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department.

The officer-involved shootings occurred in the jurisdiction of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Russell said.

Ontario police responding at 1:07 a.m. to a call of a man allegedly trying to steal a semi-tractor trailer truck at a commercial business in the 5100 block of East Shea Center Drive reported that the suspect rammed a gate there several times and struck a security guard with the vehicle.

Paramedics transported the security guard to an area hospital with reportedly non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arriving at the scene pursued the suspect fleeing in the truck and in the 5400 block of East Airport Drive, he pulled over, acting as though he was going to submit to arrest, Russell said.

“He then placed the truck in reverse and intentionally rammed an Ontario police vehicle, nearly striking two officers,” the police sergeant said. “He fled the scene and led additional Ontario police officers on a pursuit that traveled through the city of Fontana.”

The chase continued onto the Pomona (60) Freeway, where the suspect drove eastbound in the westbound lanes, Russell said.

At two separate locations on the freeway, officers fired at the suspect, who eventually drove up an embankment west of Pyrite Avenue in Hesperia, in San Bernardino County. He then stopped at a gas station, where he was arrested without incident, he said.

Paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

He is expected to be booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on multiple counts that include assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder on a police officer, grand theft auto and felony evading.

Ontario police asked anyone with any information regarding the suspect to call them at (909) 986-6711.

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