A United Parcel Service driver was fatally shot while sitting in his truck in Irvine afternoon on Thursday, May 16 and police later took a suspect into custody.

The UPS driver, believed to be on-duty, was shot around 3 p.m. in an industrial area near Chrysler and Fleming, Irvine Police spokesperson Kyle Oldoerp said.

NBC Los Angeles reported that the driver was sitting in his truck, taking a break, when someone in a car pulled up and shot him multiple times. No packages were stolen, leading police to believe the driver was targeted.

Irvine police later surrounded a possible suspect. Video from the scene showed a pair of Irvine police SWAT vehicles pinning a silver pickup in place alongside Santiago Canyon Road in Orange, with the suspect apparently still in the driver’s seat. Officers also were positioned on a hillside above the standoff.

After deploying chemical agents and a police dog, police took the suspect into custody.

Witnesses to the crime are asked to call Irvine Police at (949) 724-7200.

This is a developing story. Please check back for additional details.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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