Richard Rodriguez, 23, of El Monte and Alfredo Rodriguez, 22, of Long Beach were arrested at the scene. The third man who had surrendered earlier was identified as 29-year-old Tony Castro of Baldwin Park. According to El Monte police officer Lt. Bob Roach, Castro is not known to have any gang ties. El Monte police Lt. Chuck Carlson said his department has initiated an internal affairs investigation into any alleged excessive force by the officers.
Richard Rodriguez was wanted for alleged parole violations. He now will likely face additional charges of felony evading, interfering with or obstructing police, a parole violation and an allegation that he committed the crimes for the benefit of a gang.
Alfredo Rodriguez was also on parole. Alfredo was booked on suspicion of interfering with or obstructing police. Both are currently held without bail. Castro was cited on suspicion of interfering with or obstructing police; however, Castro was released. During the chase, the car allegedly reached speeds of up to 80 mph in 30 mph zones. At one point, the car travels in the opposite direction of traffic. According to reports, allegedly, the occupants of the vehicle were "throwing gang signs" during the pursuit.