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.
Details about the type of weapon were not immediately available.
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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.