LODI (CBS13) – One person was killed in a deputy-involved shooting that shut down part of Highway 99 in Lodi on Saturday, authorities said.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said they were involved in pursuit just before 2 p.m. with a car that was previously being pursued by the Lodi Police Department earlier in the day before getting away.READ MORE: Updates: Strong Winds And Rain Moving Across Sacramento Region
The sheriff’s office said deputies spotted the vehicle in Acampo and tried to pull it over. The vehicle then sped away on southbound Highway 99.
The California Highway Patrol assisted with the pursuit, the sheriff’s office said, and deployed a spike trap which caused the suspect vehicle to crash into a guard rail near the Harney Lane on-ramp.READ MORE: Storm Forces Cancellation Of Outlaw Music Festival, Willie Nelson Performance In Wheatland
The sheriff’s office said they deployed a K9 when the driver attempted to run away, then which the driver pointed a gun at deputies which resulted in the deputies shooting the individual and killing them.
A passenger in the suspect vehicle was taken into custody, authorities said. The identities of the suspects have not been released.MORE NEWS: Ironman California 2021 Triathlon Canceled Due To Safety Concerns Brought On By Powerful Storm
No deputies were injured in the shooting.