A police pursuit that ended in an officer-involved shooting closed a portion of the 5 Freeway in Redding early Thursday, authorities said.
The pursuit began about 5:30 a.m. when an officer spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen on the southbound 5 Freeway near South Bonnyview Road. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver didn’t stop, according to the Redding Police Department.
The chase ended on the northbound 5 Freeway near Knighton Road when the car ended up in a ditch off the freeway. A man got out and started shooting at police, officials said. Officers shot back and killed him, the Record Searchlight reported.