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I-15 Closed in Both Directions After Suspect Fires at Officers



BAKER, Calif. ( A stretch of the I-15 freeway remains closed Friday morning as authorities attempt to locate a pursuit suspect who fired at officers.

At approximately 2:18 a.m. on January 6th the California Highway Patrol initiated an enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on I-15, north of Baker.

“A short pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle fired shots at the pursuing officers, stated CHP spokesman Adam Carmichall. “The suspect vehicle became disabled in the median on interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.”

“The vehicle has been cleared and no suspects were located and we are currently performing an area search. It is unknown how many suspects,” stated Carmichall.

CHP shut down the I-15 freeway in both directions for about 25 miles between Baker and the Valley Wells rest area while authorities search the surrounding area. It’s unknown how long the freeway will remain closed.

The San Bernardino County sheriff and California Highway Patrol are working together conducting the area search for the suspect(s).

No injuries have been reported to civilians or officers. The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.

[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]If motorist utilize their GPS to detour around the scene please advise they need have a full tank of fuel plenty of food and water and stay on paved roads. [/box]


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