Shots fired after suspect tries to hit civilians, police during pursuit, authorities say

A man was taken into custody Saturday after crashing into a storefront, leading police on a chase, and eventually triggering an officer-involved shooting, authorities said.

Police responded at about 3 a.m. to a burglary alarm at JCPenny located at Montebello Town Center and saw a vehicle crashing into the storefront of the business, Montebello police said in a statement.

The vehicle fled the scene and was later located by Montebello officers in Pico Rivera, leading to a pursuit.

Police said the suspect "attempted to hit both civilian motorists and police units" in East Los Angeles. An officer-involved shooting was reported in the area of Whittier Boulevard and South Alma Avenue, Montebello police said.

The suspect was not hit and eventually crashed in the city of Commerce.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Tom Rojas, was taken into custody with the help of a K-9 Unit, police said.

Rojas was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading, according to police.

Montebello Police Department detectives were handling the investigation.