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

Posted at 6:33 AM, Oct 04, 2020

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - California Highway Patrol officers opened fire, fatally shooting a suspect after a chase that began in Orange County ended in Chula Vista, the agency said.

The chase started just before midnight when, for an unknown reason, Santa Ana Police attempted a traffic stop.

The pursuit continued through San Diego County until coming to an end near I-805 south and East Orange Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

At some point, CHP says officers opened fire on the suspect, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital. CHP did not say whether the driver was armed or whether there was anyone else in the vehicle.

No CHP officers were hit, the agency confirmed. According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, all lanes of the southbound 805 near Orange Avenue remain closed due to the investigation.

Traffic on southbound I-805 was reopened at about 4 p.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.