SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting by officers on Northern California highway (all times local):
Authorities say a man officers shot and killed on a busy California highway was attempting to carjack a woman’s vehicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2qh0nvo ) that officers with the California Highway Patrol told the armed man to drop the weapon before opening fire on him.
The shooting happened Friday afternoon on Highway 101 in San Mateo, south of San Francisco. It’s unclear if the armed man fired on officers.
Authorities say the officers responded to reports of a collision.
They say that upon arriving, they found the unidentified man armed with a handgun, trying to carjack a 55-year-old woman’s vehicle.
The Highway Patrol says in a statement that officers shot the suspect out of a fear for themselves and the safety of others around them in heavy rush-hour traffic.
Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area say officers shot and killed a man who got out of his car on a major highway and began firing at them.
KRON-TV reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2qjpElF ) that three California Highway Patrol officers fired at the man, killing him on the scene.
The shooting happened Friday evening in San Mateo on Highway 101.
Officials say it began with the report of a traffic collision involving two cars.
Authorities say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.
An investigation into the shooting shut down the busy highway for several hours.
The man’s identity was not immediately released. The shooting remains under investigation.
Information from: KRON-TV.
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