An officer-involved shooting occurred Thursday in Azusa, but the 62-year-old domestic violence suspect was not struck by gunfire.
Azusa police officers responded to a domestic violence call about 4:05 p.m. in the 600 block of South Azusa Avenue, near East Gladstone Street, according to Lt. Jorge Sandoval with the Azusa Police Department.
Suspect Paul Martinez ran from officers and got into a car, and “as officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Sandoval said. Martinez was not struck by gunfire.
Martinez drove away and officers pursued him, but he crashed the car in the 5400 block of North Rockvale Avenue, about a mile away.
Martinez ran away from officers again, but was quickly apprehended, according to Sandoval.
Martinez was evaluated by paramedics then booked at the Azusa Police Department, where he is being held for “several felony charges, including attempt murder and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer,” Sandoval said.
It was not immediately clear what type of assault Martinez allegedly committed on an officer, but no officers were harmed.
“That portion is still under investigation,” Sandoval told City News Service.
The woman who was the victim of Martinez’ alleged domestic abuse was treated at the scene for moderate injuries and then taken to a hospital, Sandoval said.