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Authorities identify officers involved in deadly South Bay shooting

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 12:47:12-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Authorities have identified the law enforcement officers involved in a deadly South Bay shooting in early October.

Authorities say Sgt. John Holm, and officers Pakko Mendez, Javier Mendoza, and Lauren Chi with the California Highway Patrol were all involved.

Sgt. Michael Pidgeon and Officer Patrick Harvey with San Diego Police Department were also involved.

RELATED: CHP officers open fire after Orange County pursuit ends in Chula Vista

All officers are on administrative leave per their agency’s policies, according to a news release from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's officials said the department's Homicide Unit is investigating the Oct. 4 incident.

The shooting took place following a pursuit that started in Orange County around midnight on Oct. 4 and ended on Interstate 805 south near Orange Avenue.

At some point after the chase ended, officers opened fire on the suspect, Christopher Ulmer, 33, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.