Sus­pect killed after free­way chase, stand­off

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Au­thor­i­ties say an armed sus­pect who led of­fi­cers on a high-speed chase was fa­tally shot dur­ing a stand­off on a busy South­ern Cal­i­for­nia free­way.

Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol Of­fi­cer Peter Ni­chol­son said both sides of U.S. 101 in Cal­abasas were shut down Satur­day so au­thor­i­ties could in­ves­ti­gate.

Au­thor­i­ties said the pur­suit be­gan in Ven­tura County. The Los An­ge­les County Fire Depart­ment tweeted that a sus­pect was pro­nounced dead shortly after noon and there were no re­ported in­juries to of­fi­cers.

The cause of the pur­suit was not im­me­di­ately clear.

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