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Man killed by officers on 91 Freeway had a gun, CHP says

October 19, 2011 |  9:32 am

Photo: CHP and Corona police officers investigate an officer-involved shooting on eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
A CHP official released some details Wednesday of the officer-involved shooting on the 91 Freeway in Corona that left an allegedly armed motorist dead and traffic backed up for miles.

The incident began with a call to CHP dispatchers at 7:47 p.m. of a traffic collision on the eastbound 91 west of Interstate 15, said CHP Officer Mario Lopez.

Corona firefighters arrived at the scene to find a man outside his car on the shoulder of the freeway armed with a gun, Lopez said.

Corona police and CHP officers arrived, and a short while later, the man was shot and killed, he said.

Further details of what transpired at the scene were not being released Wednesday, Lopez said.

“Both CHP and Corona police officers were involved in the shooting,” Lopez said.

He would not say how many officers were involved or the type of gun the man allegedly possessed.

The man, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

The shooting closed the eastbound freeway, with back-ups stretching into Orange County.

The freeway was reopened Wednesday morning.

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Photo: California Highway Patrol and Corona police officers investigate an officer-involved shooting on eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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