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Homeless Man Killed in Confrontation With CHP Officer

Oak View is about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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    A CHP officer shot a man who he says attacked him in Oak View, California, July 5, 2019.

    The California Highway Patrol says an officer has shot and killed a homeless man who attacked him.

    It happened shortly after 6 a.m. Friday in Oak View, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

    The 20-year-old died at the scene. His name wasn't immediately released.

    The CHP says an officer who received a report of a man walking in traffic on Portal Street near Highway 33, the LA Times reported. CHP says the man attacked the officer, and the officer then fired a single shot that hit the man in the chest.

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    The officer was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    Additional details of the confrontation weren't immediately released.

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