CHP Officer injured, suspect killed in Humboldt County

Dec 18, 2014 1:52 PM by News Staff

A man was killed and a California Highway Patrol Officer was seriously injured during a confrontation that followed a single vehicle crash on Highway 299 early Thursday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, an officer responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 299 at Blue Jay Lane in Willow Creek just after 1:30 a.m.

When the officer arrived on the scene the driver attacked him with a weapon, and the officer fearing for his life, fatally shot the driver.

CHP officials say the officer suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.


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