SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Highway Patrol arrested a man in connection to a shooting on Interstate 5 Tuesday night that left one person dead in South Sacramento.
CHP officials said a 29-year-old man was driving southbound on I-5 just before 9 p.m. in a Chevy sedan with two passengers, his girlfriend in the passenger seat and an unidentified 20-year-old man in the back seat.
For reasons unknown, the 20-year-old man shot the driver, forcing him to stop the car in the fast lane of the highway, said CHP officials.
Both the victim and his girlfriend got out of the car on the highway. That is when CHP officials said the shooter got behind the wheel and struck the 29-year-old with the car before driving away.
Shortly after the shooter fled the scene, a Honda sedan traveling on the freeway struck the shooting victim, who was still in the middle of the fast lane.
Both the driver of the Honda and the girlfriend notified authorities. First responders arrived and found the victim dead just north of 43rd Avenue.
Later that night around 10:20 p.m., authorities found the Chevy sedan abandoned on the right shoulder of Interstate 80 near Alamo Drive in Vacaville with blood in it.
CHP officials were able to set up a perimeter in the area and find the suspect, taking him into custody on homicide charges. His identity was not made public.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.
This story is developing. Check back for more updates.