Advertisement

Man fatally shot at end of pursuit on 101 Freeway in Calabasas

Man fatally shot at end of pursuit on 101 Freeway in Calabasas
A pursuit that ended with a standoff and shooting on U.S. 101 has shut down the freeway in both directions near the Ventura and Los Angeles county borders. (Los Angeles Times)

A man wanted on a warrant was shot and killed Saturday by authorities on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas following a reported domestic violence incident and high-speed pursuit, Ventura County sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies encountered the man after responding to a reported domestic violence incident in Camarillo about 10:30 a.m., said Sgt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. While they were investigating the report, they learned that the suspect was wanted for an out-of-state warrant and considered armed and dangerous, Buschow said.

Advertisement

The man’s identity and what he was wanted for were not immediately available.

Deputies planned to arrest the man when he fled in a stolen vehicle, authorities said, and the chase began.

After leading officers to Point Mugu, the man reversed course and got onto the southbound 101 and headed toward Los Angeles, Buschow said. When the man drove onto the highway, the California Highway Patrol got involved.

About 11:20 a.m., the man crashed the vehicle into a guardrail at the southbound Las Virgenes exit in Los Angeles County. CHP officers ordered the man to surrender and kept communicating with him while Ventura County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene.

Sometime between noon and 12:30 p.m., CHP officers and Ventura County sheriff’s deputies opened fire on the man while he was outside the crashed car. He died at the scene, and authorities did not immediately say whether the man had been carrying a weapon.

The incident shut down U.S. 101 in both directions for hours.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will investigate the fatal shooting because it occurred in L.A. County.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement