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Driver killed by Fullerton police identified as Anaheim man

August 29, 2012 |  7:35 am

Fullerton police shooting

A man shot and killed by Fullerton police after an early morning chase has been identified as Christopher Shull, 25, of Anaheim.

The shooting, which occurred about 3 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Palo Verde Avenue and Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower, followed a 20-minute pursuit of Shull after Fullerton police spotted him driving erratically, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives, who are leading the investigation into the shooting, have said Shull was shot after he drove onto a dead-end street and then tried to run over several officers in an attempt to escape.

“He was backing up at high speed toward the officers,” Lt. Dave Coleman said. Shull was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Photo: Investigators at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Bellflower after a driver led police on a chase from Fullerton to Bellflower early Tuesday morning. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times