Armed motorist at large after being shot at by Pasadena police

Pasadena police shoot at motorist who pulled out gun during traffic stop; suspect at large

Pasadena police shot at a motorist who pulled out a gun during a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning before fleeing, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 3:20 a.m. near Avocado Lane and Estado Street, said Lt. Pete Hettema. Officers approached the driver, whose dark-colored SUV was stopped on the wrong side of the street, he said. One of the officers saw the man had a gun, Hettema said.

“The guy took off and just about hit the officers,” Hettema said.

Police fired one shot at the suspect. It’s not clear whether he -- or his car -- was struck.

“Officers chased him for a while, but lost the car,” Hettema said. The man remains at large.

No officers were injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pasadena police at (626) 744-4620.

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