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Placer Co. Sheriff: Chico man Involved in Pursuit, Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a Chico man on Friday led CHP officers in a lengthy pursuit through the city of Auburn before being killed in an officer-involved shooting.

Posted: Apr. 22, 2018 12:28 PM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 9:38 AM

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. - The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a Chico man on Friday led CHP officers in a lengthy pursuit through the city of Auburn before being killed in an officer-involved shooting.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the pursuit first began at Nevada County and then in Placer County, where at one point the suspect, Lockwood Adrian Gibson, 49, from Chico, crashed with a sheriff’s patrol unit.


Gibson then intentionally swerved into the path of an oncoming, pursuing sheriff’s patrol unit, said Placer County sheriff’s deputies.

The high-speed chase was later put into CHP’s jurisdiction where officers chased Gibson through the city of Auburn onto Foresthill Road and into the town of Foresthill.

CHP officers ended the pursuit by forcing the suspect’s car off the roadway.

Officials said “they were forced to use deadly force,” ultimately killing Gibson.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is investigating the incident and is asking the public’s help in this case.

Authorities did not disclose why they opened fire or what type of vehicle Gibson was driving.

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