CASTAIC – A person was killed Wednesday in a shooting involving a sheriff’s deputy on the Golden State (5) Freeway in the Castaic area, prompting a shutdown of the southbound freeway.
The shooting was reported about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, on the southbound 5 Freeway near Vista Del Lago Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol.
Details on what prompted the shooting were not immediately released. Dozens of sheriff’s department personnel responded to the scene, along with the county fire department, which was summoned to treat the wounded suspect.
No deputies were injured, the sheriff’s department reported.
Editor’s note/UPDATE: An earlier version of this story was revised. The suspect was actually shot and killed. Read our updated story here.