California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a driver in Oakland early this morning when he allegedly approached them with a firearm after leading them on a car chase, a CHP spokesman said. The pursuit began shortly before 3 a.m. after two CHP officers attempted to stop a silver BMW SUV without license plates on Interstate Highway 580 near High Street, according to CHP Officer Daniel Hill. The driver failed to yield and sped away from the officers, prompting a pursuit through city streets.
The chase ended in a cul-de-sac in the 5700 block of East 15th Street where the driver crashed into two parked cars and jumped out of the BMW, Hill said. Hill said the driver then approached the two officers with a firearm in his hand, prompting them to shoot him. The officers attempted to administer CPR to the driver, who was pronounced dead a short time later by emergency responders, according to Hill. The driver’s name has not yet been released. Hill said the shooting is being investigated jointly by Oakland police, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the CHP.
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