El Monte police officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly stole a delivery truck early Friday morning and was chased into San Gabriel.
A bloody sidewalk next to a delivery truck at San Marino Avenue and Leslie Drive marked the spot where the pursuit reached its conclusion about 4:40 a.m. after the driver hit a spike strip. As the driver backed up the truck toward officers, they opened fire, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.
The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
El Monte police began the pursuit shortly after reports that the delivery truck had been stolen after a delivery driver left the keys in the ignition while making a drop in El Monte. Officers spotted the truck on the westbound 10 Freeway and initiated a short pursuit that continued onto San Gabriel surface streets.
One of two suspects got out of the truck during a brief stop mid-pursuit and was taken into custody. The driver continued to flee in the midsize truck until he drove over the spike strip, authorities said.