Woman arrested after pursuit at California college
Jul. 25, 2017
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A community college officer shot at a woman Tuesday after he approached her in a parked car, prompting a chase in Rancho Cucamonga that ended when he struck her vehicle to prevent her from running down people in a campus parking lot, authorities said.
Jullian Burdwell, 34, of Ontario was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, evasion and obstructing an officer, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
It wasn't immediately clear whether she had an attorney.
Burdwell was sitting in a Nissan sedan in the Chaffey College parking lot shortly after 6:30 a.m. when a campus officer contacted her. At some point, the officer opened fire but the woman wasn't hit, authorities said.
Details of what caused the officer to fire weren't immediately released.
Burdwell drove off and the officer chased the car as it sped through city streets before reentering the college parking lot, according to the Sheriff's Department.
The officer saw several college employees walking in the area and believed Burdwell was aiming the car at them, the statement said.
The officer struck her car to disable it and Burdwell was arrested.
Nobody was hurt. Burdwell was examined at a hospital as a precaution, authorities said.
It was not immediately clear whether Burdwell had any connection to the college, which is holding summer sessions.