Man Arrested After Allegedly Ramming Sheriff’s Vehicle, Fighting With Deputies in Pico Rivera Park

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Three deputies were injured in Pico Rivera Monday morning when a man allegedly rammed his pickup truck into a patrol vehicle and fought with authorities attempting to detain him, officials said.

Officials respond to a baseball field in Pico Rivera where a man allegedly rammed his truck into a L.A. Sheriff’s patrol vehicle and got into a scuffle with deputies on June 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A deputy responded to a baseball field at Smith Park in the 6000 block of Rosemead Boulevard to a report of “doing doughnuts,” driving his truck in tight circles while accelerating, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials responded to the park for a similar call the previous day, but the person involved had left before authorities arrived.

During Monday’s incident, the responding deputy asked the man to stop, but he did not comply with the orders and sideswiped the deputy’s vehicle.

The man then rammed the first deputy’s vehicle head on twice, officials said in a news release. The man was not hit by the gunfire.

Two deputies who also responded to the scene again asked the man to stop, but he refused. The man got out of the truck and ran toward the deputies, officials said.

A close up of the truck involved in the incident shows several gunshots in the windshield on June, 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The deputies used a stun gun to try and subdue the man, but when that was ineffective, “a violent struggle ensued,” the news release reads.

Eventually the man was taken into custody.

The deputies suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested and also taken to a hospital for treatment.

Aerial video from Sky 5 showed the circular track marks from the truck making the turns on the park field.

The video also shows several bullet holes in the windshield of the truck after it crashed head on into the patrol vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details were released.

KTLA’s Steve Bien contributed to this story. 

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