LUDLOW — Authorities said they are continuing to investigate an incident that led to an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at 11:16 a.m. as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call from a citizen near Old State Highway 58 and Irwin Road in Barstow reporting a Hispanic male adult had stolen his Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The victim advised dispatchers he and his friends were following the suspect.

Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff's Station and Sheriff’s Aviation 40K said they located the suspect, later identified as Juan Anthony Lopez, 32, of Barstow, driving the stolen vehicle on a dirt road in Ludlow and a spike strip was deployed.

As Lopez neared the spike strip, authorities said he slowed down and pointed a handgun at the deputy who was standing near the spike strip. The deputy, fearing for his safety, fired his Ruger Mini-14 rifle, authorities said. They said the round missed Lopez and struck the vehicle as it ran over the spike strip. The suspect continued to flee from law enforcement with deflated tires, officials said.

Later, Lopez stopped near a Dairy Queen at 25635 Crucero Road in Ludlow and was arrested without further incident, authorities said. During a search of the stolen vehicle, deputies said they discovered a loaded handgun on the front seat.

Neither Lopez or the deputy was injured, authorities said.

Lopez was booked at the Barstow Sheriff’s Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, evading a peace officer and grand theft auto, authorities said. His bail was set at $260,000, according to family members. Booking records indicate Lopez is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Art Alvarado at 909-387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7436 or visit www.wetip.com.