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Multi-County Pursuit Suspect Dead After CHP Officers Open Fire in Chula Vista

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A person who led California Highway Patrol officers on a multi-city chase in Southern California was killed after authorities opened fire in Chula Vista in San Diego County, officials said.

CHP Officer Salvador Castro said the chase began just before midnight Saturday when police in Santa Ana, California, attempted a traffic stop. The pursuit ended nearly 100 miles south, in Chula Vista, on southbound Interstate 805, just north of Orange Avenue.

Video of the scene showed officers stopped on the freeway in what appeared to be a standoff, followed by the sound of multiple gunshots. A police dog was later seen being deployed as part of the investigation.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken to an area hospital. The suspect died a short time later.

According to Castro, no officers were injured in the confrontation.

All lanes southbound of Interstate 805 just north of Orange Avenue were closed during the investigation.

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