Jose Perez, 31, was booked for Attempted Murder on a Police Officer after he shot Officer James Tuck with an AK-47.
Officer Tuck's partner shot Perez in an exchange of gunfire. Perez was wounded in the leg. He left the AK-47 at the scene, then tried to hide in a nearby yard, where he was quickly arrested.
Perez lived in the neighborhood where the incident occurred. He has no apparent gang affiliation, though he does have a criminal history, including robbery and narcotics.
Detectives have detained a 37-year-old man, who is thought to have been the driver of the black Honda, which the officers had intended to stop. Detectives have not released his name pending further investigation.
In the aftermath of the shooting, detectives found the Honda had been stolen at the end of July.