IRVINE, California (October 11, 2016) —Mauricio Barron, 27, of Riverside died Monday night in an officer-involved shooting that took place on the Interstate 5 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A California Highway Patrol officers allegedly shot the man who had been running and jumping across traffic lanes. He was eventually struck by a vehicle just after 7 p.m., just north of Alton Parkway. The shooting occurred after the man was struck by the motorist.
Paramedics responded and transported the injured man to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, but he later died of his injuries.
The CHP officer was placed on administrative leave and the Orange County District Attorney’s office is heading up an investigation into the shooting to determine if it was justified.
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