Driver Killed in Shooting During Traffic Stop on the 60 Freeway


One person was killed Monday night when a California Highway Patrol officer opened fire during a traffic stop on a freeway east of downtown Los Angeles.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the 60 Freeway near Markland Drive in Monterey Park. Lanes were closed for the shooting investigation.

The officers were providing security for a Caltrans road work crew when they conducted the traffic stop. Details about why the driver was stopped were not immediately available.

A person in the vehicle did not comply with officers commands, and an officer opened fire, according to the CHP. The driver died at the scene.

"They initiated an enforcement stop," CHP Capt. Salvador Suarez told reporters at the scene. "At some point during the enforcement stop, an officer-involved shooting occurred with one individual."

Both sides of the freeway were closed for the investigation.

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