VIDEO: Highway 101 in San Mateo shut down due to fatal officer-involved shooting; stemmed from road rage incident

SAN MATEO (KRON) — A fatal officer-involved shooting on Highway 101 Friday evening has closed all but one lane of northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was first reported as a traffic collision involving two vehicles at 5:28 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 near state Highway 92, CHP officials said.

A suspect then allegedly got out of a vehicle and began shooting with a handgun. The CHP reported that one person was seen down on the right-hand shoulder.

The three officers who fired shots was part of the Redwood City California Highway Patrol, according to KRON4 sources. The person killed was shot twice in the chest, sources tell KRON4.

This shooting stemmed from a road rage incident involving two separate cars, both driving by men. One male driver exited his car and pulled out his gun, in a ready position, sources said.

CHP immediately arrived on scene and asked him to put the gun down. He refused to comply and tried to raise it towards the officers, sources said.

That’s when the man was shot and killed. He died at the scene.

San Mateo police are assisting in taking vehicles off the highway between Hillsdale and state Highway 92, CHP officials said.

The incident has caused a massive backup.

The highway will be closed until about 10 p.m.

No officers were injured.

“The San Mateo Police Department will be handling the investigation” into the shooting,” CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

Adding to the traffic woes in San Mateo County, northbound Highway 101 is also closed at Marsh Road in Menlo Park, Menlo Park police officials said.

Northbound traffic was being diverted off the freeway at Marsh Road to route it around a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 101 at Woodside Road.

Drivers were advised to expect heavy traffic on surface streets around Highway 101 in Menlo Park and asked to drive carefully.

But the highway in Menlo Park has since reopened.

Stay with KRON4 for updates on this breaking news story on-air, online, and on the KRON4 app.

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