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CHP Fatally Shoots Man On US 101 South Of San Francisco

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

UPDATE 4/30/17 12:37 p.m.: (AP) Authorities say a man officers shot and killed on a busy California highway was attempting to carjack a woman's vehicle.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that officers with the California Highway Patrol told the armed man to drop the weapon before opening fire on him.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon on Highway 101 in San Mateo, south of San Francisco. It's unclear if the armed man fired on officers.

Authorities say the officers responded to reports of a collision.

They say that upon arriving, they found the unidentified man armed with a handgun, trying to carjack a 55-year-old woman's vehicle.

The Highway Patrol says in a statement that officers shot the suspect out of a fear for themselves and the safety of others around them in heavy rush-hour traffic.

Original Post 4/29/17: (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says its officers shot and killed an armed man on U.S. 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CHP Officer Art Montiel says the shooting involving three officers happened at about 5:30 p.m. Friday on the shoulder of the freeway in San Mateo near State Highway 92, shutting down all northbound lanes during the evening commute.

Montiel says the suspect, who had a handgun, was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not say whether the man had fired the gun.

No further details were released.

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