Multiple agencies are following protocol in the investigation into Thursday evening's officer involved shooting on Highway 99 in Keyes.
One person was shot by an unnamed California Highway Patrol officer during an 11 p.m. traffic stop near the Keyes Road overpass. Two officers were in the CHP cruiser when they attempted to pull over a southbound vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of that car did not stop and sped off. The chase was abandoned out of safety concerns. The officers saw the vehicle exit at Keyes Road and crash. When the officers approached the scene to check on the occupants, one of the officers opened fire on one of the occupants. It was not clear what transpired during the exchange and the CHP would not release details.
The gunshot victim was taken to a local for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Neither officer was injured.
The Keyes Road overpass was closed through the morning for an onsite investigation.
Investigating the shooting is the CHP, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.