A police chase ended with a man dying after allegedly being shot by a police officer.
The incident began in the city of Grass Valley between 6:30 and 7 o’clock at night yesterday when reports came in to the Grass Valley Police Department that two vehicles appeared to be chasing after each other. According to reports, an individual in one such motor vehicle allegedly shot at the other automobile. The police have said that one witness reported being robbed at gunpoint.
Police were able to get an idea of what the offending vehicle looked like and three officers set off in pursuit of that automobile once it was spotted traveling along the eastbound side of Highway 174. Officials with the Nevada County sheriff’s department, Placer County sheriff’s department, and the California Highway Patrol also became embroiled in the chase.
When the vehicle approached the Bear River bridge, it reportedly swerved left into a parking area alongside the river. It’s at this point that details become fuzzy, as police have not released much information. What is known is that an officer allegedly shot the man and a CalStar helicopter was brought in to provide transport to a hospital. Both that helicopter and a Grass Valley Fire Department emergency medical crew were recalled.
The individual was pronounced dead, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the incident.