Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Officer-involved shooting shuts down southbound I-5 in Stockton

12/05/2013 6:30 AM

12/05/2013 6:31 AM

A portion of southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton will be shut down for hours Thursday morning due to an officer-involved shooting on the freeway.

The Stockton Police Department has tweeted that its officers are investigating the shooting that left a suspect dead.

At 5:46 a.m. Thursday the department tweeted that traffic was being diverted on southbound I-5 at Alpine Avenue. Southbound I-5 at Alpine was expected to be shut down for several hours, according to the department.

California Highway Patrol Officer Rich Wetzel said the incident began with a police pursuit on Highway 99 that ended up on I-5 at Mounte Diablo Avenue with CHP officers and Stockton police on scene.

The suspect, wanted on suspicion of attempted homicide, wielded a knife and a Stockton police officer shot the man, Wetzel said. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

More Sacto 911

Crimemapper

Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service