Officers Name Man Killed On I-5

A Crescent City man was shot dead by CHP Officers in Siskiyou County. 25-year-old Ryan Daniel Vrenon had been in a pursuit on southbound Interstate Five. It started just before 7 O'clock Thursday morning when officers stopped to check on a 2004 Chevy Malibu that was parked on the freeway shoulder near North Weed Boulevard. When officers approached the car on foot they saw a gun inside next to the driver. Vrenon suddenly sped away and the officers took chase. The pursuit ended near Mott Road north of Dunsmuir, where officers had set out a spike strip and flattened the car's tires. When the car came to a stop Vrenon apparently pointed his gun at officers and was killed. The Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.