The driver of a stolen big rig remains on the loose after leading officers on a pursuit that ended with the suspect ramming a police vehicle in Riverside Monday morning.

The incident began when Ontario police tried to stop a big rig just after midnight in the area of South Archibald Avenue and Mission Boulevard for missing license plates, Ontario Police Department spokesperson Maqueira confirmed.

The driver of the big rig, which was reported stolen out of San Bernardino, failed to yield and a pursuit ensued, Maqueira said.

Stolen big rig stopped in Riverside
Police search for a stolen big rig driver in Riverside on Sept. 11, 2023. (KTLA)

The chase continued on the eastbound 60 Freeway until the driver exited on Market Street in Riverside.

That’s when the driver led officers down a dirt pathway and allegedly rammed one of their vehicles.

“During the pursuit, the suspect intentionally rammed into our police units, disabling and trapping one of our officers. At which point an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Maqueira said.

No one appeared to be injured in the shooting, according to police.

An active search remains underway for the suspect who ran from the big rig and into a riverbed.

Riverside police are assisting with the search.