Suspect Fatally Shot By Officers after Chase Ends in Foresthill

Foresthill -- Officers chased a reckless driver from Nevada County just after 3 p.m. Friday through to Foresthill, ending in the shooting of the suspect.

CHP took over the chase on southbound Highway 49 as the suspect, 49-year-old Lockwood Adrian Gibson, neared Placer County.

As Gibson approached the intersection of  Dry Creek and Highway 49, he intentionally rammed one of the Placer County Sheriff's patrol vehicles, according to SGT. David Martinez of Auburn CHP.

Gibson continued to travel up Highway 49 near the confluence and made a right turn onto Old Foresthill Road at high speeds, crossing into opposing traffic lanes.

He approached Foresthill High School and slowed his car enough for CHP to do a legal intervention technique, causing the vehicle to spin out of control before coming to a complete stop.  No students were involved.

Martinez cannot confirm whether or not the suspect had a weapon or if officers gave orders to the suspect before the shooting.

Martinez says, when the vehicle stopped, officers felt their lives were in danger.

Gibson was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Placer County Sheriff is handling the shooting details while Auburn CHP is handling the details of the chase.