SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Authorities on Saturday stated they consider suspect fatally shot by CHP officers on Freeway one hundred and one in San Mateo Friday night time was concerned in an armed carjacking.
Police in San Mateo stated the incident began as a visitors accident involving two automobiles on Freeway one hundred and one close to the Freeway ninety two interchange early Friday night at about 5:30 p.m.
When CHP officers arrived, the suspect was holding a gun, in accordance with police.
The suspect ignored instructions to drop the weapon and three of the CHP officers on the scene opened hearth.
The driving force of the second car within the accident was not harmed, however investigators try to find out if the driving force and the suspect knew one another.
“A part of the investigation might be to find out if the collision was a part of the carjacking, or whether or not the carjacking was a results of the collision,” stated San Mateo Police Capt. Dave Norris.
The investigation into the capturing left northbound lanes of Freeway a hundred and one shut down for six hours, snarling visitors into the night time. Lanes have been utterly reopened at about 12 a.m.
Investigators are wanting into whether or not the officer-concerned capturing was justified. The three CHP officers concerned within the capturing have been positioned on paid administrative depart.