AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot a person suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in the Auburn area on Saturday, according to the CHP.
Witnesses that spoke with the CHP said that the hit-and-run collision occurred on a highway. Several people followed the driver, believed to be a white man in his 30s or 40s, the CHP said to FOX40 News.
The suspect eventually reached a shopping center located in Auburn near Bell Rd. and Grass Valley Highway, the CHP said.
According to CHP, the suspect exited his vehicle and “displayed a knife” to the officer. The suspect then continued to advance and the officer shot the suspect.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.