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Man opens fire on Calif. police from back seat of patrol vehicle

Officers returned fire and the man barricaded himself inside the vehicle for several hours before surrendering

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By Don Sweeney
The Charlotte Observer

ONTARIO, Calif. — A 42-year-old man opened fire with a hidden gun from the back seat of a patrol vehicle just after his arrest, California police reported.

Officers returned fire, injuring the man and setting off a standoff that lasted several hours before he surrendered Friday, March 10, the Ontario Police Department said in a news release.

Christopher Urena of San Dimas faces charges including attempted murder of a police officer, the release said.

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 in the back of a patrol vehicle, Urena pulled out a concealed handgun and shot 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 a non-life-threatening injury, police said. No officers or bystanders were hurt.

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