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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.

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