Orange County

Man Dead After CHP Shooting on Orange County Freeway

No California Highway Patrol officers were injured in the shooting.

A man died Monday evening after being struck by a car and then shot by California Highway Patrol officers on an Orange County freeway. 

Rush hour drivers on the southbound 5 Freeway reported someone walking in traffic around 7 p.m., according to CHP. 

"He ended up crossing into the southbound side where he was struck by a vehicle," CHP Officer Paul Fox told NBC4. 

The shooting occurred on the 5 Freeway at the 133 interchange in Irvine, officials said. 

Officers performed CPR on the man, but he later died from his injuries at the hospital. 

Aerial footage from NewsChopper 4 showed a massive traffic back up while multiple agencies were on scene investigating the deadly shooting. 

A SigAlert was issued for the area around 7:30 p.m. Traffic was diverted on the southbound 5 Freeway to the southbound 133 Freeway. 

The SB 133 Freeway transition and all southbound 5 Freeway lanes were reopened at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. 

There was no word as to why the officers resorted to using deadly force. 

The officer in the shooting is on leave, according to CHP.

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