A 27-year-old man on parole for assault with a deadly weapon was in custody Monday, accused of the same charge after he led Riverside police on a brief pursuit, crashed into another vehicle and was shot by officers.
The chain of events began about 6 p.m., and the crash and officer shooting occurred around Martin Luther King Boulevard and Kansas Avenue, said Riverside police Lt. B. Crawford.
The suspect was struck, but his wounds were not life-threatening, Crawford said. The suspect was released from a hospital after treatment and booked.
At least two firearms were recovered, the lieutenant said.
A female in the other vehicle in the crash was taken to a hospital for treatment of a broken clavicle, he said. No officers were injured.
Crawford said he did not know the reason for the pursuit. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting.