LYNWOOD, Calif. – A man shot by a California Highway Patrol officer on the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Lynwood was reported to have died, the CHP reported Monday.
The CHP officer initially responded at 3:16 p.m. Sunday to the westbound Glenn Anderson 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 an automatic CHP notification that reported the death.
A CHP officer made contact with the pedestrian and “a struggle ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the CHP stated subsequently in an official news release.
The release made no reference as to whether the man was pronounced dead or hospitalized.
It appeared the man was taken by paramedics to a hospital, according to CHP Officer Sean Lough.
According to posts on CitizenApp, at 3:56 p.m., paramedics were delayed in responding to the scene due to traffic gridlock.
The CHP issued a SigAlert at 4:07 p.m., shutting down westbound lanes at Long Beach Boulevard.
The lanes were reopened about 1:30 a.m. Monday.
City News Service contributed to this report.