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The California Highway Patrol has partially reopened southbound Interstate Highway 680 in the Alamo area, which has been closed since an officer-involved shooting this morning. As of 4:20 p.m., the two left lanes in the southbound direction were back open, but three southbound lanes were still closed. Those lanes are expected to reopen by 7 p.m., according to the CHP. The shooting, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. on southbound I-680 just north of the Livorna Road exit, initially prompted the closure of the entire highway.
Northbound lanes reopened shortly before 1 p.m. A sheriff’s spokesman said a driver shot a CHP officer during a traffic stop, and that a second CHP officer opened fire on the driver. Both the wounded officer and the suspect were taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where the suspect died. The officer was in critical condition as of mid-afternoon.
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