Agencies: California Highway Patrol - Sacramento
Cause of death: shooting
Last updated: over 2 years ago
According to a CHP news release, the officer shot the suspect during a struggle after the officer responded to a traffic collision. The suspect's name was not immediately released. The officer was not identified.
The incident started when the officer responded to the single vehicle traffic collision at 1:35 a.m. Thursday on Highway 299 at Blue Jay Lane in the Willow Creek area.
The CHP said the driver attacked the officer with a deadly weapon.
The CHP did not immediately release information about what type of weapon the driver used.
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