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CHP Officer Kills Man on Freeway Offramp

October 08, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a man Saturday who was wielding a metal object on a freeway offramp, a CHP spokesman said.

The officer shot the man about 3:30 p.m. at the Sunland Boulevard offramp on the Golden State Freeway, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

The officer was exiting the freeway when a woman flagged him down. She said a man hiding in the bushes assaulted her, Kimball said.

As the officer approached, the man charged him and the officer fired, Kimball said. The man died on his way to the hospital.

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