KCSO: Man killed mother, later died in officer involved shooting

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 11:44 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 18:23:02-05

GOLDEN HILLS, Calif. — San Bernadino County Sheriff's and the Kern County Sheriff's Office have confirmed the man suspected of killing 55-year-old Guadalupe Adams was her son, 27-year-old Madison Adams.

The Kern County Coroner's Officer confirmed Guadalupe Adams as the woman killed in Golden Hills Wednesday.

The cause and manner of death has not been released.

Officials believe Madison Adams drove about 200 miles through the Mojave Desert before he was fatally shot by the California Highway Patrol on a freeway, stranding motorists for up to 16 hours and backing up traffic for miles on the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas, authorities said.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, California Highway Patrol stopped the suspect vehicle near the Nevada and California border, and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

There is still no details as to what lead up to the killing. Homicide detectives are investigating.

Guadalupe Adams, known as "Lupe," had worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2006. She was an office technician at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi at the time of her death, according to the department.

This is a developing story.