CHP officers shoot at suspect who allegedly tried to ram patrol car in Compton

The search continues Tuesday for multiple suspects involved in a shooting with California Highway Patrol officers during a traffic stop in Compton. 

According to officials, a call came in around 11:20 p.m. Monday reporting shots fired in the area near Alondra Boulevard and Aprilla Avenue, east of Burrell-MacDonald Park. 

Authorities said CHP initiated a traffic stop on a white Kia Optima that was speeding east on Alondra Boulevard near Main Street.

According to CHP, at some point during that traffic stop, the Kia allegedly accelerated toward the officers and tried to ram the patrol car.

One CHP officer was out of the patrol car and fell on his back, which led to the shooting, officials said.

Both CHP officers fired their weapons multiple times at the Kia, which sped away from the scene and led authorities on a short pursuit. The CHP officers lost the Kia near Alondra and Wilmington.

The Kia was abandoned and found about a mile away on Cypress Avenue. Multiple bullet holes were seen on the windshield and hood. 

The investigation remains ongoing. 

As a result, Alondra Boulevard is shut down in both directions between Avalon and Main Street. There is no estimated time of reopening. 

No officers were injured.

City News Service contributed to this report.