LOS ANGELES — A man in a wheelchair suspected of shooting another man in Los Angeles pulled out an AK-47 style rifle and opened fire on police officers who tried to question him, riddling a police car with bullets but not hitting any of the officers, authorities said Thursday.
The man opened fire at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after officers responded to a 911 report that someone had been shot in a church parking lot in the Leimert Park area south of downtown Los Angeles, police said.
While they were providing first aid, the officers began speaking with Amir Ahmad, who they said then pulled out a rifle and fired off multiple rounds at the officers. No officers were injured.
Ahmad then took off on foot and barricaded himself inside a nearby garage where he had been living behind a home, police said.
During a nearly nine-hour standoff, Ahmad apparently accidentally shot and wounded his own dog before police fired tear gas into the garage and arrested him, authorities said.
Ahmad was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.