A California Highway Patrol officer shot an individual Thursday night on the Keyes Road overpass at Highway 99.
The individual sustained non-life threatening injuries from the shooting and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the incident.
The sheriff’s department did not release any information about what exactly precipitated the shooting, other than that the individual had been involved in a vehicle pursuit just moments before crashing on the overpass.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday when a two-person CHP unit attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle, which was headed southbound on Highway 99, refused to stop and sped away, the sheriff’s department reported.
The pursuit of the fleeing vehicle was quickly terminated due to safety concerns for the public.
Within a short time, the vehicle had exited onto the Keyes Road overpass but the driver lost control and the vehicle was involved in a solo collision.
The CHP officers arrived at the scene of the crash and were attempting to check on the individuals in the vehicle when one officer was involved in the shooting.
No officers were injured during the incident. The names of the officers have not been released.
The sheriff’s department, California Highway Patrol, and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office are all conducting an investigation into this incident.