Motorist shot by CHP still on critical list

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHahn said sheriff’s homicide detectives instructed the CHP not to release the man’s name. Sheriff’s officials referred inquiries to the CHP. Recorded by television news helicopters, the chase started just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when a CHP officer tried to pull over the Toyota pickup truck for an unsafe lane change on Victory Boulevard near Woodley Avenue, officials said. The pickup’s driver refused to pull over and got onto the San Diego Freeway, then the Golden State Freeway and the Antelope Valley Freeway, officials said. The truck got off the freeway at Pearblossom Highway. At the Four Points intersection, a CHP car nudged the truck as it made a left turn onto Fort Tejon Road. The truck spun into a field beside the road, and CHP cars closed in. At least five officers pointed pistols at the truck as its wheels spun and it moved back and forth.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A motorist shot by California Highway Patrol officers at the end of a 50-mile chase remained hospitalized in critical condition, officials said Wednesday. Authorities did not identify the man, believed to be a Palmdale resident, who was shot after he refused to get out of his pickup truck after it was nudged by a CHP patrol car and spun into a field. “The driver started inching forward. Officers fearing for their lives … shot him,” CHP spokeswoman Officer Wendy Hahn said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the CHP are all investigating the shooting, which occurred just after 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pearblossom Highway’s Four Points intersection in east Palmdale. last_img read more