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Man arrested after exchanging gunfire with police near Azusa Pacific University

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Police arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly fired shots in the air and exchanged gunfire with police near Azusa Pacific University.

The suspect was identified as Edward Gamino, according to ABC7 News.

The shooting reportedly started about 11 a.m. near Citrus and Alosta avenues in Azusa, police said.

An hour later, police received a report of a man firing a gun into the air in the 800 block of East Foothill Boulevard, Channel 7 reported.

Gamino also allegedly fired at and missed a car driven by a janitor at the university, the station reported.

Police later found Gamino and chased him on foot. During the chase, Gamino allegedly fired at the officers, who returned fire. No one was hit by gunfire, the station reported.

Gamino then allegedly forced his way in to a nearby home at a trailer complex, where an adult female resident managed to escape unharmed, the station reported. Officers surrounded the home and Gamino eventually surrendered without further incident.

The gunfire spurred a shelter-in-place order for the university, which was eventually lifted, CBS2 reported.

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