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Suspect in pursuit dies after CHP officers open fire

A suspect who led law enforcement on a chase from Orange to San Diego counties died Sunday in a hospital after officers opened fire on southbound Interstate 805, the California Highway Patrol said.

The incident began just before midnight when Santa Ana police attempted a stop because of a traffic violation, and ended in Chula Vista, according to CHP spokesman Salvador Castro.

The driver headed south on Interstate 5, then got on southbound I-805 and eventually stopping his silver sedan on the freeway near Orange Avenue.

A news video appears to depict at least 10 gunshots during the standoff. CHP and San Diego police vehicles could be seen stopped behind the car with some officers drawing their guns. A police dog is shown being deployed as part of the investigation.

The CHP didn’t say whether the driver was armed or whether there was anyone else in the vehicle.

No officers were injured in the shooting, Castro said.

All lanes of I-805 southbound, north of Orange Avenue, were shut down for the investigation Sunday morning.

At 1:22 p.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that the sheriff’s homicide detail was on the scene of the shooting involving the CHP and San Diego police. They reported that traffic on southbound I-805 was still shut down.


Source: Orange County Register

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