A man was fatally shot by a California Highway Patrol officer on the 105 Freeway in Lynwood on Sunday afternoon, authorities said today.
The CHP officer initially responded at 3:16 p.m. Sunday to the westbound105 Freeway at Wilmington Avenue to a witness report that a tall man with dark clothing and a backpack was walking across lanes while wearing headphones and talking on his phone, according to an automatic CHP notification that reported the death.
A CHP officer made contact with the man, “a struggle ensued” and the officer shot the man, the CHP said in a news release.
The man died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.
Information on his identity was not immediately available.