By Don Sweeney
ONTARIO, Calif. – A 42-year-old man opened fire with a concealed handgun from the back seat of a patrol vehicle just after his arrest, police in California reported.
The officers returned fire and wounded the man, sparking a struggle that lasted several hours before he surrendered on Friday, March 10, the Ontario Police Department said in a news release.
Christopher Urena of San Dimas is charged with murder of a police officer, the release said.
The officers contacted Urena at 3:12 p.m., while investigating reports of a disabled vehicle and arrested him on a warrant, the release said.
While sitting in the back of a patrol vehicle, Urena pulled out a concealed handgun and fired at the officers, police said.
Officers returned fire and Urena barricaded himself inside the vehicle for several hours before surrendering, the release said.
He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. No officers or bystanders were injured.
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