WOODLAND HILLS - The southbound lanes of the Ventura (101)
Freeway -- one of the region's major arteries -- were reopened today
after a nightlong closure prompted by an investigation into the fatal
shooting of a 19- year-old Winnetka man by Los Angeles police officers
at the end of a car chase.
The shooting occurred on the freeway in Woodland Hills shortly before
10 p.m. Wednesday, triggering a probe by investigators from the Los
Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division and the Los
Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Until the southbound lanes were re-opened at 8 a.m., motorists were
diverted at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and allowed to re-enter the
southbound lanes at Winnetka Avenue, the California Highway Patrol
Los Angeles police have not said whether the man who was shot and
killed by officers was armed. The man's family identified him as A
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