RED BLUFF — The person who the California Freeway Patrol says shot an officer, stole a patrol automotive and crashed right into a semitrailer in Tehama County died at Enloe Medical Middle on Sunday.
Joseph Michael Pate, 39, was recognized by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Workplace in a press launch issued Monday which added that he was from Pittsburg, California.
In keeping with a press launch issued Sunday night by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Workplace, an officer with CHP’s Pink Bluff workplace responded to a report of a disabled motorist north of Flores Avenue on Interstate 5 at 11:38 a.m. Sunday.
The officer put out an emergency radio name simply after arriving on the scene saying that he had been shot by the driving force of the automobile with a rifle. The motive force had been shot through the gunfight, however ended up stealing the officer’s patrol automobile and headed south on I-5.
It was north of Finnell Avenue the place the patrol automobile collided with a semitrailer, turning the semi onto its aspect. The patrol automobile crashed into a close-by discipline and caught on hearth. The discharge mentioned the semi’s driver sustained minor accidents because of the crash.
A number of businesses responded to the incident after the radio name together with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Pink Bluff Police Division, the Corning Police Division, CHP and Cal Fireplace’s Tehama/Glenn unit.
The person who stole the CHP automotive was detained and brought to Enloe Medical Middle, the place he died. The officer, although severely injured, is predicted to outlive, the discharge mentioned.
“The Tehama County Officer Concerned Taking pictures Protocol has been activated and the Tehama County Sheriff’s Workplace is conducting a felony investigation into the actions of the suspect,” the discharge mentioned. “The Tehama County District Legal professional’s Workplace Bureau of Investigations is conducting an investigation into the officer’s involvement within the capturing. The California Freeway Patrol may even be conducting a separate, inner investigation of the incident.”
Those that might have data concerning this occasion are being requested by the Sheriff’s Workplace to contact its investigations unit at 530-529-7920.