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Suspect wounded in shootout with officers on LA-area freeway

California Highway Patrol
Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 16:18:23-04

LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a homicide suspect in a stolen car was wounded during a shootout with California Highway Patrol officers that shut down a Los Angeles-area freeway.

The CHP says the exchange of gunfire occurred during a standoff after the officers stopped to help a disabled vehicle on Interstate 105 in Lynwood and realized the occupant was wanted for a homicide.

ABC 7 says paramedics were seen performing chest compressions on the wounded suspect, who was then placed in an ambulance. His condition wasn’t immediately known. Lanes were eventually reopened.