NIPTON, Calif. — California and Nevada law enforcement officers fatally shot a murder suspect during a “high-risk” traffic stop near the state line, authorities said Thursday.
The investigation closed northbound Interstate 15 on the California side for hours through Thursday morning, causing a 6-mile backup on the freeway. I-15 is the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas.
The man was shot and killed near the Mojave Desert community of Nipton, in San Bernardino County — about 200 miles east of Tehachapi in Kern County, where a 55-year-old woman was killed.
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