Man Walking on 105 Freeway in Lynwood Fatally Shot by CHP Officer

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LYNWOOD (CNS) - A man was fatally shot by a California Highway Patrol officer on the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Lynwood, authorities said Monday.

The CHP officer initially responded at 3:16 p.m. Sunday to the westbound 105 Freeway at Wilmington Avenue to a witness report that a tall man with dark clothing and a backpack was walking across lanes while wearing headphones and talking on his phone, according to a CHP notification that reported the death.

A CHP officer made contact with the man and "a struggle ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred," the CHP stated in a news release.

The man died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. Information on his identity was not immediately available.

Subsequently, Attorney General Rob Bonta on Monday announced the Department of Justice's California Police Shooting Investigation Team is investigating and will independently review the incident, in accordance with state mandates. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to DOJ's Special Prosecutions Section, Bonta's office said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert at 4:07 p.m. Sunday, shutting down westbound freeway lanes at Long Beach Boulevard. The lanes were reopened about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

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