Suspect killed in shootout with officers on LA-area freeway
LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) —
A man suspected in a deadly weekend shooting was killed Tuesday during a gun battle with California Highway Patrol officers that shut down a Los Angeles-area freeway, authorities said.
The man died at a hospital after a standoff that ended with a shootout at around 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 105 in Lynwood, authorities said.
His name wasn’t immediately released.
CHP officers had approached a Toyota minivan that was stopped on the shoulder of a freeway transition road and the person inside was armed, according to the CHP.
The minivan matched the description of a vehicle that was carjacked by a man suspected of shooting three family members on Sunday, killing one, KNBC-TV reported.
The shootout left a CHP officer with a graze wound to the head, KABC-TV reported.
Other details of the gun battle weren’t immediately released.
Traffic was backed up for miles while the freeway was closed during the investigation. Lanes were eventually reopened.