A Jurupa Valley man is recovering from gunshot wounds after he was shot at by sheriff’s deputies last night, it has been reported.
Sgt. Lisa McConnell said that officers attempted to stop 35-year-old Anestacio De La Cruz just after 8 p.m., at the intersection of Avalon Street and Rubidoux Boulevard. At first, De La Cruz stopped, then sped off.
The suspect eventually abandoned the pick-up truck and ran off.
“While conducting a search of the area, De La Cruz was located in the driver’s seat of a red BMW in the 3900 block of Rubidoux Boulevard,” Sgt. McConnell said.
Officers fired at De La Cruz when he drove at them as they approached the vehicle.
After a short pursuit, the suspect lost control of the BMW and smashed into a pole at the intersection of 42nd Street and Pacific Avenue.
He was detained and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.
“Per department policy the officer will be placed on paid administrative leave,” Sgt. McConnell added.
No officers were injured in the incident.
Anyone with further information regarding this ongoing investigation in urged to contact Investigator Bowen at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Plumier at 951-955-2600.
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