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Part of 91 Freeway remains closed after officer-involved shooting

October 19, 2011 |  5:48 am

La-me-corona-91-shootingForWEBThe 91 Freeway in Riverside County remained a major problem for commuters Wednesday morning, as the California Highway Patrol continued its investigation into an officer-involved shooting of a motorist last night.

A CHP official said all the freeway's eastbound lanes at Interstate 15 remain closed, with no word on when they'll be reopened.

On the westbound 91, the HOV and fast lanes are closed, though the slower two lanes are open.

Motorists are urged to use the 10, 210 and 60 freeways as alternate routes in their morning commute.

The closures stem from an incident on the freeway about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, in which CHP officers shot and killed a man allegedly armed with a gun. Few details were available early Wednesday.

The shooting tangled traffic for hours, leading to backups well into Orange County.


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Image: A map shows the area where the officer-involved shooting occurred. Credit: Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times