[L.A. County Sheriff] – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting investigation involving an off-duty La Habra police officer that occurred at approximately 5:15 AM Saturday (10/05/2013) on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Templin Highway, Castaic.
Detectives have learned that the off-duty La Habra police officer was involved in a traffic collision. Then he and the suspect (driver) became engaged in a physical altercation at which time the suspect shot the officer. The handgun used by the suspect belonged to the officer. The handgun has not been recovered.
At this time there is no suspect or vehicle description.
There is no further information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Information about the officer’s medical condition has not been released.
[KHTS] – Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are looking into an officer-involved shooting in Castaic, near the Templin Highway exit of Interstate 5.
“Detectives rolled out at 6:46 a.m., and the time of the incident was 5:15 a.m.,” according to Sgt. Diane Hecht of Sheriff’s Department Headquarters Bureau. “It was involving an off-duty police officer with the La Habra Police Department.”
Any time an officer-involved shooting takes place, it’s investigated by the Homicide Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department.
No one is believed to be in custody at this time, according to Hecht, however, the incident is being considered an ongoing investigation, and officials have said they will release a statement this afternoon.
Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed the investigation, and that it was being handled by the Homicide Bureau.
No other information is available at this time.