CHP officer involved in shooting on I-5 in Woodland

WOODLAND- A California Highway Patrol officer was involved in a shooting just before midnight Monday in Woodland.

California Highway Patrol officer Pedro Leon said an officer came upon two motorcycles and a car on the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 between Main St. and County Rd. 102 around 11:40 p.m. The two motorcyclists took care of what issues they had and left. The remaining driver in the car was suspected of driving under the influence and became uncooperative during the investigation..

The officer called for assistance and when backup arrived and tried to arrest the man, he produced a gun and one of the officers was forced to fire upon him a couple times, Leon said.

The driver was taken to UC Davis Medical Center. His condition is unknown.


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