Police identified and arrested a man who is suspected of intentionally crashing into two detectives’ vehicles while trying to evade arrest at a Montebello gas station on Tuesday, according to authorities.
Montebello resident Oscar Alejandro Ramires, 33, was shot by police Tuesday, but was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, intimidating a victim, assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition and resisting arrest through threats or violence, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He also had a warrant out for violating his parole, police said.
Gang detectives were in the 700 block of Via Altamira Tuesday around noon conducting surveillance on Ramires, authorities said. The 33-year-old was a suspect in the attempted murder of a woman in Long Beach last month, according to the LBPD.
At some point, while detectives continued to watch him, Ramires left the area and drove to a nearby gas station, police said.
Authorities followed him to the gas station and attempted to take him into custody, but Ramires got back into a vehicle and crashed into two detective vehicles and two other vehicles while attempting to flee, injuring an officer in the process, police said.
That’s when an officer shot him, police said.
Detectives lost sight of Ramires for a brief moment before locating him back in the 700 block of Via Altamira, authorities said.
There, authorities were able to take the suspect into custody and render medical aid for multiple gunshot wounds until Montebello Fire Department personnel transported him to a local hospital in stable condition, police said.
While serving a warrant at a residence associated with Ramires in Montebello, detectives seized a firearm. It’s unclear if the firearm was the same one used in the shooting last month. Ramires is currently being jailed without bail, police said.
The LBPD and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will review the case, a common procedure after a shooting involving an officer. The investigation will include a review of the available footage from the officers’ body-worn cameras, according to the department.