101 Reopened After Pursuit And Standoff Leads To Shooting

The 101 Freeway was closed in both directions in Calabasas for more than an hour Saturday after a reportedly armed driver led officers on a car chase before crashing, which led to a standoff and police shooting.

All southbound lanes were closed for an investigation after the driver was shot and killed by police at approximately 1 p.m., according to LA County Sheriff's Department. The lanes reopened at around midnight, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pursuit was initiated in the Camarillo city limits by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department in relation to a spousal assault incident, according to the LASD.

The pursuit lasted approximately 20 minutes before the driver crashed near Las Virgenes Road at approximately 11:15 a.m., prompting a full closure of the freeway when he refused to surrender to officers.

The standoff concluded when the man was shot and killed by officers after nearly a nearly two-hour standoff. The shooting involved one Ventura County Sheriff's deputy and one California Highway Patrol officer, according to LASD.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity was not immediately released.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the freeway was reopened at 1:20 p.m. based on information from the City of Calabasas, but that information was incorrect.

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