Officer Injured In Scuffle That Leaves Suspect Dead

A CHP Officer shot a man dead in the Willow Creek Area early Thursday morning. At 1:35AM the CHP got a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 299 at Blue Jay Lane. The Willow Creek resident CHP Officer responded and when he got to the accident scene he was allegedly attacked by the driver of the car, who was armed with an unspecified deadly weapon. The officer pulled his service gun and shot the man. He was declared dead at the scene. The officer sustained major injuries in the altercation and was transported to a hospital, where he's in stable condition. The names of the officer and the dead man have not yet been made public.