TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - A suspect police say tried to carjack a pickup truck is dead after a freeway chase on and an exchange of gunfire with officers.
The Modesto Bee reports that the trouble began around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when Turlock police officers spotted a stolen car parked at a motel.
The newspaper says when a man approached the car and saw officers, he pulled out a gun and drove away.
After driving on, then off Highway 99, the suspect jumped out of the car he was driving and fired at a passing pickup truck, prompting officers to open fire on the suspect.
A Turlock police officer was wounded in the leg during the
exchange of gunfire. He has been treated a hospital and released.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.