Pico Rivera traffic stop leads to shots, standoff

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Deputies fired on a man officials said reached into his waistband after a traffic stop. The man, who was not hit, then ran and hid inside a home for several hours, triggering an evacuation. The man eventually surrendered and was arrested without further incident, officials said. Officials identified the man as Reme Navarro, 22, of Pico Rivera. The situation began shortly before midnight Tuesday, when deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Maris Avenue and Las Posas Street in Pico Rivera, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Paul Patterson. A passenger in the car got out and, when a deputy asked the man to raise his hands, the man reached toward his waistband, Patterson said. Thinking the man was reaching for a gun, the deputy opened fired but did not hit the man, who ran and entered a home in the 4100 block of Maris, said Patterson. A sheriff’s SWAT team was called to the house at 5:45 a.m. Residents in several nearby homes were evacuated to Pico Park. The man surrendered at about 8 a.m., and residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly afterward, Patterson said. Officials did not know if the man lived in the home or if anyone else was inside at the time, he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more