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Two detained after CHP officer reports being fired at on I-80 in Auburn

Two people were detained after a California Highway Patrol officer was reportedly fired upon Friday morning in Auburn.

The CHP officer reported he was shot at on Interstate 80 at the Nevada Street off-ramp. The officer was not hit.

CHP spokesman Officer David Martinez said that the officer was on a traffic stop on westbound I-80 at Nevada Street when he heard what he believed were shots fired in his direction as a white cargo truck drove past.

The officer transmitted an emergency call that shots were fired. A vehicle description was dispatched to law enforcement units and a cargo truck fitting the description was stopped around 10:30 a.m. near I-80 and Sierra College Boulevard.

Officers questioned the driver and a passenger, eventually detaining both.

An investigation into the incident continued Friday afternoon. Officers planned to impound and search the vehicle.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.