Police Standoff with Suspect Ends in Fatal Shooting on I-80 in Emeryville


Emeryville, CA – A man suspected of a homicide in Fairfield was shot to death by police during a a standoff that closed down the I-80 in both directions in Emeryville on Wednesday.

At 9:06 a.m., officers blocked off the freeway at the Powell Street exit following a high-speed chase.

The pursuit was initiated by Fairfield police after a suspect failed to yield to the arrest.

Richmond Police and highway patrol took over the chase once the pursuit got to Richmond.

Strike strips were used by CHP officers to bring the suspect, who was driving a black SUV, to a halt

Once the vehicle was immobilized, authorities started the negotiation process using verbal commands and phone calls, officials said.

Police said the suspect was uncooperative and fired a single shot by or at the officers, but the direction in which the bullet traveled is not known.

This prompted police to open fire on the suspect, who struck several times by the gunfire.

Multiple rounds were let off by a number of officers from both Richmond and Fairfield Police.

The suspect, whose identity was not released, was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

“Officers negotiated with the suspect for an extended period of time until officers received gun fire from the suspect,” the Fairfield, Richmond and Emeryville Police Departments later said in a joint statement. “Officers on scene returned fire and the suspect was struck during the exchange.”

The freeway was completely gridlocked and traffic was backed up for miles.

CHP opened the freeway back up at 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Another angle shows the suspect quickly exit the vehicle and aim what looks like a gun at the officers. (Warning: Graphic Footage)