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Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting in Coachella

An officer-involved shooting temporarily shut down a portion of the 10 freeway heading east of Coachella Wednesday morning.

California Highway Patrol confirmed a pursuit began in the CHP San Bernardino Area at approximately 2:37 a.m. There was no word on exactly where it started but the agency confirmed it started when a vehicle failed to yield for an enforcement stop.

The pursuit ended up in the Indio area, ending with an officer-involved shooting at around 3:30 a.m. on the I-10 east of Dillon Road.

"While driving on Interstate 10 eastbound, east of Dillon Road, the driver of the Ford crashed into a tractor-trailer combination and became disabled on the right shoulder. It was at that time, an officer involved shooting occurred," reads a CHP press release.

No one was injured in the shooting and a suspect is in custody, police said. The suspect did sustain minor injuries from the crash, however.

A sig alert was issued for the area stating Interstate 10 eastbound at SR-86 for several hours. Vehicles were directed off the freeway heading east on Dillon Road.

The highway was reopened by 11:15 a.m.

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