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I-10 reopens 8 hours after officer-involved shooting

Alllanes of Interstate 10 in Indio have been reopened in Indio after an officer-involved shooting Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. near the freeway’s Jefferson Street exit in Indio.

Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said officers with the California Highway Patrol were first called to the scene around 5 a.m. after a driver hit the center divider on the eastbound side.

Soon after arriving, they were involved in a shooting with a person who was hiding under a bridge on the freeway. Guitron said it may have been driver involved in the accident.

“We don’t know what took place between the officers and the person, but it did turn into a shooting incident,” he said.

The CHP officers were not hurt.

The driver was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with unknown injuries.

Investigators shut down the westbound lanes of the interstate, so investigators could piece together the events that led up to the shooting, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Zagorski.

The CHP reopened the lanes around 2 p.m.

KESQ News Team


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