Traffic came to a standstill for hours on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway Wednesday during a standoff between police and a homicide suspect that ended when he was shot to death by officers, in an incident that was caught on video.
The standoff that took place during the morning rush hour on Interstate 80 in the suburb of Emeryville came to a bloody conclusion about an hour after the suspect got out of a black Chevy Suburban SUV.
He seemed to take a step toward officers behind at least a dozen patrol cars in the incident captured on video and shared by social media users.
Police cruisers are lined up 40 yards away from the vehicle of a murder suspect during Wednesday’s standoff on Interstate 80 in California
A video posted on YouTube shows a suspect in a homicide emerging from his black Chevy SUV and getting struck by a barrage of bullets fired by police officers on a California freeway Wednesday morning
In one of the videos posted from the incident, at least 20 gunshots are heard
A police dog runs towards the suspect lying mortally wounded in the middle of Interstate 80 (left) and appears to attack the man
With the murder suspect incapacitated, armed officers advance towards him along the freeway
Police in San Francisco Bay Area shot dead the occupant of this Chevy Suburban following a standoff that shut down Interstate 80 Wednesday morning
Police officers investigate the scene of the standoff in Emeryville, California, Wednesday
Fairfield Police Sgt. Jeff Osgood says there was an ‘exchange of gunfire’ and that the armed murder suspect died.
A Facebook Live video shot from the air showed the man emerging from the SUV and taking a step before falling to the ground. Another video by a motorist appeared to show officers firing their guns and the sound of at least 20 gunshots.
The footage shows a police dog run up to the man and drag his body, before being recalled by its handler.
The man, who has not been identified as of Wednesday afternoon, was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
At least 12 police cruisers surrounded the Chevy in a lane of Interstate 80 in the San Francisco suburb of Emeryville, shutting traffic for miles on several key roads into San Francisco and surrounding cities.
The SUV was pursued by officers with the Richmond Police Department and highway patrol officers used a spiked mat to pierce the vehicle’s tires, causing it to crash into a concrete barrier.
Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan tells CBS San Francisco the chase originated in Fairfield
Motorist DeShan Wiseman sits atop his vehicle while stranded on Interstate 80 during the police-involved shooting
The Chevy SUV is seen above riddled with bullets after police officers fired at least 20 shots
Stranded motorists wait for Interstate 80 to reopen after the bloody resolution of the standoof