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CHP Officer Involved Shooting

CHP Officer Involved Shooting

On 07-03-16 at 10:52 PM, officers from the California Highway Patrol contacted FPD requesting assistance with an officer involved shooting that had just occurred in the 100 block of N. Pritchard Ave. CHP officers were working an undercover operation in the County of Los Angeles and followed the suspect vehicle into the City of Fullerton. 

As CHP officers attempted to stop the truck on Pritchard north of Gregory, the truck made a U-turn and drove directly into the path of the officers. Both officers engaged the vehicle and an officer involved shooting occurred. 

Unfortunately, the driver succumbed to his injuries on scene. The passenger was struck in the arm and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.  No officers were injured.

The identification of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of the family by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

The Fullerton Police Department is assisting CHP with the criminal portion of the investigation and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting portion of the investigation.

The Fullerton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information on this shooting to contact the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6800. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS. 

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