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Murder Suspect Killed in Freeway Standoff and Shooting in Paramount

A minivan stopped on a freeway transition road matched the description of the van sought in connection with a murder investigation.

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A man wanted in a murder was killed Tuesday during a standoff and shooting on a Southern California freeway transition road where law enforcement officers found a minivan sought in connection with the murder investigation.

The standoff began after California Highway Patrol officers responded to a Toyota minivan stopped on the shoulder of the westbound 105 Freeway connector to the 710 Freeway. A person inside the van, later identified as 35-year-old Jesse Medrano, was holding a weapon, the CHP said.

A standoff with an armed person in a minivan closed a transition road in Lynwood. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 5, 2021.

Details about the type of weapon were not immediately available.

Video from NewsChopper4 showed one person transported in an ambulance from the scene. The sheriff's department confirmed the man died at a hospital.

The minivan matched the description of a vehicle sought in connection with a triple-shooting Sunday that left one person dead. Medrano, accused in the shooting of his family members, left the neighborhood in a vehicle, then carjacked a driver, authorities said.

Both sides of the 105 Freeway were closed due to the standoff. The transition road remains closed.

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