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Man allegedly armed with gun killed by CHP officers on 91 Freeway

October 18, 2011 | 11:15 pm

La-me-corona-91-shootingForWEBA man was killed Tuesday night by California Highway Patrol officers after they said he fired a gun at them on the 91 Freeway, which triggered massive traffic problems in the Corona area, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported.

The man fired at least one shot at the officers, according to the report.  A CHP spokesman did not return repeated calls for comment.

The incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. on the eastbound 91 Freeway between Main Street and the 15 Freeway in the Corona area.  Officers told the man to drop the weapon but he refused and allegedly fired, the TV station reported.

Eastbound lanes were backed up for miles. All but one westbound lane had been closed. Traffic also was backed up on the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 15.

The CHP said the eastbound 91 Freeway is expected to be closed until Wednesday morning and urged motorists to use the 210, 10 and 60 freeways as alternate routes.


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Graphic: Map shows the area where the shooting occurred.

Credit: Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times