Gang member shoots at undercover sergeant

NORWALK - A known gang member under police surveillance was arrested last week after allegedly shooting at an undercover Sheriff's sergeant.The suspect, 31-year-old Chris Ambriz, was wanted for possession of a firearm and narcotics by a felon. A taskforce comprised of Norwalk detectives conducted an undercover drug sting in the parking lot of a local fast food restaurant on Oct. 3 in an attempt to capture Ambriz. Ambriz never showed but as an undercover Sheriff's sergeant drove away, he noticed he was being followed by a white Ford Expedition driven by Ambriz. Ambriz allegedly drove up to the Sheriff's sergeant and fired several shots, striking the sergeant's car at least once. The Expedition then fled. Detectives tracked Ambriz to a Buena Park motel that same night and arrested him without incident. Ambriz was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and is being held on $450,000 bail.

********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26