A California Highway Patrol officer from Fairfield was shot and killed after a suspect was pulled over while driving on Interstate 680 on Tuesday.
According to the Vallejo Times Herald, the slain officer, Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was shot after responding to a traffic stop made by another officer in a different patrol car, at about 8:20 a.m. southbound on the I-680 near Alamo.
Video surveillance from the dashboard of the officer’s vehicle showed that Youngstrom was talking with the suspect, later identified as Christopher Boone Lacy, 36, of Corning, for only 30 to 40 seconds before Lacy pulled out a firearm and shot Youngstrom. The second officer, whose name was not released, drew his gun and shot Lacy.
Both men were taken to a nearby Walnut Creek hospital where they were pronounced dead.
According to the Vallejo Times Herald, it is not clear what the motive of Lacy was. A warrant was issued to search his mobile home in Corning. The investigation of the incident is ongoing and may include speaking with Boone’s parents, who live in Oregon.
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