News Update!!: Baker, CA: Latest Information: Shooting on Interstate 15.
ZachNews has the latest information regarding a shooting with a gunman and law enforcement officers along Interstate 15 in Baker, California on Friday, January 6th, 2017.
** As of 3:00pm PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **
News Update!!: Baker, CA: Suspects involved in shooting with California Highway Patrol and closing Interstate 15 are in police custody.
** As of 1:10pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **
** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **
– The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that northbound Interstate 15 is reopen in Baker, California.
ZachNews has learned that authorities were in a standoff for hours with a car thought to still have an armed suspect involved in a earlier shots being fired at the pursuing officers following an enforcement stop.
Authorities tried for several hours to get the driver out of the car with no response.
Hours later, as officers approached the car, they found that there was nobody inside the car.
A search continues for that armed suspect.
** As of 11:40am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **
– The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that southbound Interstate 15 is reopen in Baker, California.
** As of 8:50am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **
– According to Adam Carmichall of the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:18am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017, the California Highway Patrol initiated enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 15 north of Baker, California.
A short pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle fired shots at the pursuing officers.
The suspect vehicle became disabled in the median on interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.
As of now, the suspects have not been located and it appears the vehicle is unoccupied.
Several businesses in the Baker, California tell ZachNews that the interstate is closed because a somebody shot at police earlier this morning on the interstate.
Both directions of Interstate 15 is closed due to the police activity.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s Barstow Dispatch, northbound Interstate 15 is closed at Cima Road and southbound Interstate 15 is closed at the Valley Wells Rest Area.
If motorist utilize their G.P.S. 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.
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