CHP officer shoots, kills man at Laval Road — New evidence explains confusion at scene for witnesses with blocked view

  • [image from Leslie Reid video]

    [image from Leslie Reid video]

By Gary Meyer, TME

A northbound car chase that started in Gorman along Interstate 5 on Sunday, Aug. 4 ended with a vehicle collision and a fatality. The driver was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer on the Laval Road on-ramp near the Outlets at Tejon mall.

Kern County Sheriff’s homicide detectives have been assigned to investigate. KCSO Public Information Officer Angela Monroe said reports of a reckless northbound driver in Gorman were received by CHP at…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

CHP officers use a silver SUV as a shield on the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 5 at Laval Road, Sunday, Aug. 4. The car and driver in the chase are hidden behind the CHP vehicle.

Left: Rob Eubank of Cuddy Valley used his Edmond’s Towing service truck to keep motorists safe from driving into line of fire during CHP shooting incident.

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This is part of the August 9, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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