91 Freeway Reopened After Police Shooting Investigation

Police shot and killed a man on the 91 Freeway late Tuesday

By Jack Noyes, Connie Tran and Robert Kovacik
|  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  Updated 8:35 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
91 Freeway in Corona Shut Down After Gunfire

NBC4 News Helicopter

The 91 Freeway running through Corona was shut down Tuesday night while authorities investigated a shooting. One person may have been shot to death.

Photos and Videos

91 Freeway in Corona Shut Down After Gunfire

The 91 Freeway running through Corona was shut down Tuesday night as police investigated a bizarre freeway shooting that may have left one person dead.
More Photos and Videos

The 91 Freeway through Corona was shut down Tuesday night after a police shooting left one man dead and traffic snarled for miles.

The road was reopened at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Shortly after 8 p.m. firefighters were called to an accident scene on the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway just east of Main Street. Moments later, firefighters heard gunfire and fled with one of the car accident victims.

Authorities said arriving CHP and Corona officers encountered a man with a gun and shots were exchanged.  No officers were injured but the gunman was killed. 

Both sides of the 91 Freeway were shut down as authorities investigated the crime scene.

A law enforcement source told NBC4 a rifle was found near the person who was killed by police.

Images from a news helicopter showed firefighters and police officers trying to revive the wounded suspect. That person was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
 
It was also unclear if the incident Tuesday evening was related to a rash of freeway robberies stretching back to September.

Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: Twitter: @NBCLA // Facebook: NBCLA

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out