LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Southbound Interstate 15 in Riverside County has reopened after being shut down when a suspect opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers during a pursuit, before holing himself up at a home.
The Press-Enterprise newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2jbUhst ) the standoff at the residence in Lake Elsinore ended Thursday with an officer-involved shooting, but officials didn’t immediately say if anyone was killed or wounded.
The incident began late Wednesday when a CHP officer pulled over a DUI suspect on southbound I-15. The motorist was uncooperative, exited his car and began firing as the officer took cover behind a barricade.
The officer wasn’t hit but the bullets disabled a CHP vehicle.
The man then drove off, leading authorities on a chase along the freeway and local roads before he barricaded himself in the home.
The incident is under investigation.
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com