Thursday, December 5, 2013
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton is expected to remain closed throughout the morning commute after an officer-involved shooting.
Stockton police spokesman Joe Silva says the shooting occurred after his agency received a call for assistance with a vehicle pursuit from the California Highway Patrol around 1 a.m. Thursday.
The 43-year-old suspect was wanted in connection with an attempted homicide out of San Jose and on suspicion of domestic violence in Merced.
Silva says the man's vehicle became disabled after getting onto I-5. He then allegedly got out wielding a knife, prompting a Stockton police officer to fire several rounds. The man was struck at least once and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Neither he nor the officer has been identified.
Silva said around 7:30 a.m. that the highway was expected to remain closed for several more hours.